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Advanced PhysicsQ&A LibraryA person who is properly restrained by an over-the-shoulder seat belt has a good chance of surviving a car collision if the deceleration does not exceed 30 "g's" (1.0g=9.8m/s2)Assuming uniform deceleration at 30 g's, calculate the distance over which the front end of the car must be designed to collapse if a crash brings the car to rest from 60 km/h .Question

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A person who is properly restrained by an over-the-shoulder seat belt has a good chance of surviving a car collision if the deceleration does not exceed 30 "g's" (1.0g=9.8m/s2)

Assuming uniform deceleration at 30 g's, calculate the distance over which the front end of the car must be designed to collapse if a crash brings the car to rest from 60 km/h .

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Consider the initial speed of the car be *u*, the final speed of the car be *v*, the acceleration of the car be *a*, and the dista...

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