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Physics 211, Quiz 2A

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Question 1:
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The Ford RS200 "Evolution" vehicle accelerated
from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds.
What is the magnitude of its average acceleration?
(Express your answer in either feet or meters,
and seconds).

Answer: We must convert the final velocity from miles per hour to
feet per second or meters per second:
miles 5280 feet 1 hour feet
60 ------- * --------- * -------- = 88 -----
hour 1 mile 3600 sec sec
miles 1609 meter 1 hour meter
60 ------- * --------- * -------- = 27 -----
hour 1 mile 3600 sec sec
Now, we can calculate the acceleration:
88 feet/sec - 0 feet/sec
a = ------------------------- = 27 ft/s^2
3.3 sec
or
27 meter/sec - 0 meter/sec
a = --------------------------- = 8.1 m/s^2
3.3 sec

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