  # When a 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider sports car accelerates at the maximum possible rate, its motion during the first 20 s is extremely well modeled by the simple equation: v2x =(2P/m)*twhere P=3.6×104 W is the car's power output, m = 1200kg is its mass, and vx is in m/s. That is, the square of the car's velocity increases linearly with timeFind a symbolic expression, in terms of P, m, and t, for the car's acceleration at time t.

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When a 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider sports car accelerates at the maximum possible rate, its motion during the first 20 s is extremely well modeled by the simple equation: v2x =(2P/m)*t
where P=3.6×104 W is the car's power output, m = 1200kg is its mass, and vx is in m/s. That is, the square of the car's velocity increases linearly with time

Find a symbolic expression, in terms of P, m, and t, for the car's acceleration at time t.

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Step 1

Given,

Step 2

The velocity of the car,

Step 3

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