2.71. Model: Treat the car and train in the particle model and use the constant acceleration kinematics equations. Visualize:Solve: In the particle model the car and train have no physical size, so the car has to reach the crossing at an infinitesimally sooner time than the train. Crossing at the same time corresponds to the minimum 1anecessary to avoid a collision. So the problem is to find 1asuch that 245x=m when 260y=m.The time it takes the train to reach the intersection can be found by considering its known constant velocity. 20022260 m30 m/s2.0 syyvvtttt−====⇒=−Now find the distance traveled by the car during the reaction time of the driver.
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHYS 1211 taught by Professor Geller during the Fall '09 term at UGA.