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    Hi Mathmaticians I need help with this Question.

    A car starts at rest at 2ms^-2 for 4 seconds. It thens travels at constant speed for 10 minutes. How far has it travelled in this time.

    I don't understand why a=0 during the last stage of the journey.


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    (Original post by WorkHardNow)
    Hi Mathmaticians I need help with this Question.

    A car starts at rest at 2ms^-2 for 4 seconds. It thens travels at constant speed for 10 minutes. How far has it travelled in this time.

    I don't understand why a=0 during the last stage of the journey.


    Thank you in advance
    "constant speed" means acceleration = 0 (well, assuming straight-line motion )
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    (Original post by WorkHardNow)
    Hi Mathmaticians I need help with this Question.

    A car starts at rest at 2ms^-2 for 4 seconds. It thens travels at constant speed for 10 minutes. How far has it travelled in this time.

    I don't understand why a=0 during the last stage of the journey.


    Thank you in advance
    If it travels at constant speed the acceleration is 0
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    If it travels at constant speed the acceleration is 0
    Also if deceleration is constant is a=0 also.
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    (Original post by WorkHardNow)
    Also if deceleration is constant is a=0 also.
    Deceleration is just negative acceleration.

    And no, it's not zero.

    a=0 implies there is no acceleration and no deceleration.

    If there is any acceleration or deceleration, then a does not equal 0.
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    Deceleration is just negative acceleration.

    And no, it's not zero.

    a=0 implies there is no acceleration and no deceleration.

    If there is any acceleration or deceleration, then a does not equal 0.
    I'm not sure what you mean because it says there is constant speed.
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    (Original post by WorkHardNow)
    I'm not sure what you mean because it says there is constant speed.
    If there is constant speed, then acceleration and deceleration are both zero.

    But that wasn't the question you asked.
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    If there is constant speed, then acceleration and deceleration are both zero.

    But that wasn't the question you asked.
    Yh this is a different question because I was doing an Exam question and it said A car is traveling along a straight road with initial speed of 11 ms^-1 when it starts to slow down at a traffic light. Its deceleration is constant. The car stops after three seconds, waits for 5 seconds and then accelerates uniformly to its original speed of 11 ms^-1 in 4 seconds.
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    (Original post by WorkHardNow)
    Yh this is a different question because I was doing an Exam question and it said A car is traveling along a straight road with initial speed of 11 ms^-1 when it starts to slow down at a traffic light. Its deceleration is constant. The car stops after three seconds, waits for 5 seconds and then accelerates uniformly to its original speed of 11 ms^-1 in 4 seconds.
    Well here you're interested in from when the car starts to decelerate. When it's decelerating "a" will not equal zero, the car is slowing down, velocity is not constant.
 
 
 
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