In this lesson, we will learn how to use the SUVAT equations to calculate the change in displacement and velocity of an object undergoing constant acceleration.
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In 1967, New Zealander Burt Munro set the world record for an Indian motorcycle, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, of 295.38 km/h. The one-way course was 8.00 km long. He accelerated uniformly to reach 96.0 km/h from rest. If this time was 4.00 s and Burt accelerated at this rate until he reached his maximum speed, how long did it take Burt to complete the course?
Two trains are moving at 30 m/s in opposite directions on the same track. The engineers see simultaneously that they are on a collision course and apply the brakes when they are 1,000 m apart. Assuming both trains have the same acceleration, what must this acceleration be if the trains are to stop just short of colliding?
An Olympic-class sprinter starts a race with an acceleration of 4.25 m/s2. What is her speed 3.10 s later?