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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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A 1500 kg car skids to a halt on a wet road where . How fast was the car traveling if it leaves -long skid marks?

The speed of the car at the moment it skidded is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Content Introduction

Velocity is a mechanical number that indicates the change in distance of an object in unit time in a specified direction. The metric unit is the meter per second. It explains how the thing moves.

Step 2: Content Explanation

Using Newton's second law

Here, is the gravitational force, is the mass, is the acceleration.

Substitute the values, where


To find acceleration we use

The initial velocity , here

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