Chapter 3, Problem 6P

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# A rabbit is moving in the positive x-direction at 2.00 m/s when it spots a predator and accelerates to a velocity of 12.0 m/s along the negative y-axis, all in 1.50 s. Determine (a) the x-component and (b) the y-component of the rabbit’s acceleration.

To determine
The x and y components of the rabbit’s acceleration.

Explanation

The x component of the rabbitâ€™s average acceleration is,

aav,x=Î”vxÎ”t=vx,fâˆ’vx,iÎ”t

• vx,f is the x component of the final velocity
• vx,i is the x component of the initial velocity
• Î”t is the time taken

Substitute 2.00â€‰m/s for vx,i , 0â€‰m/s for vx,f and 1.50â€‰s for Î”t .

aav,x=0â€‰m/sâˆ’2.00â€‰m/s1.50â€‰s=âˆ’1

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