Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 7 - Exercises and Problems - Page 133: 65


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We know that $Power \space available =0.27\times 370hp=99.9hp\times 746\frac{W}{hp}=74.5KW$ Now $v=\frac{60mi}{h}=\frac{60\times 1609\frac{m}{mi}}{1h\times 3600\frac{s}{h}}=26.8\frac{m}{s}$ Now $P=\frac{\Delta KE}{t}$ This can be rearranged as: $t=\frac{\Delta KE}{P}$ $t=\frac{\frac{1}{2}mv^2}{P}$ We plug in the known values to obtain: $t=\frac{\frac{1}{2}1200(26.8)^2}{74.5\times 10^3}$ $t=5.8s$
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