Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Think and Solve: 31

Answer

The impulse is the change in momentum. Using an equation from page 93, solve for the average seat belt force. Let's deal only with the magnitudes of these quantities. $$Ft = \Delta(mv) = mv$$ $$F = \frac{(75 kg)(25 m/s)}{0.1 s} = 18,750 N$$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.