ch05-p026 - 26. The stopping force F and the path of the...

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26. The stopping force G F and the path of the passenger are horizontal. Our + x axis is in the direction of the passenger’s motion, so that the passenger’s acceleration (‘‘deceleration” ) is negative-valued and the stopping force is in the – x direction: ˆ i FF =− G . Using Eq. 2-16 with v 0 = (53 km/h)(1000 m/km)/(3600 s/h) = 14.7 m/s
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