Subject: if a truck's mass is doubled, is it's stopping distance unchanged upon braking?
Date: Sun Dec 20 10:55:50 2009
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Grade level: 10-12
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Area of science: Physics
this question is about a truck that slams on it's brakes and stops. If the
mass is doubled, the stopping distance is aparently the same. My physics class
cannot understand why this is so, and the teacher can't even answer it.
According to the teacher's test key, this is so, but no one knows why.
Re: if a truck's mass is doubled, is it's stopping distance unchanged upon braking?
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