## A self-driving car traveling along a straight section of road starts from rest, accelerating at 2.00 m/s2 until it reaches a speed of 25.0 m

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A self-driving car traveling along a straight section of road starts from rest, accelerating at 2.00 m/s2 until it reaches a speed of 25.0 m/s. Then the vehicle travels for 39.0 s at constant speed until the brakes are applied, stopping the vehicle in a uniform manner in an additional 5.00 s.
(a) How long is the self-driving car in motion (in s)?
(b) What is the average velocity of the self-driving car for the motion described? (Enter the magnitude in m/s.) m/s

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3 years 2021-08-02T01:38:41+00:00 1 Answers 39 views 0

Explanation:

v = Final velocity

u = Initial velocity

a = Acceleration

t = Time

s = Displacement

Here the kinematic equations of motion are used

Time the car is at constant velocity is 39 s

Time the car is decelerating is 5 s

Total time the car is in motion is

Distance traveled

The total displacement of the car is

Average velocity is given by

The average velocity of the car is .