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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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

The driver of a car slams on her brakes to avoid colliding with a deer crossing the highway. What happens to the car’s kinetic energy as it conies to rest?

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What happens to the car’s kinetic energy as it comes to rest.

Explanation

The kinetic energy is the total work necessary to accelerate a body from rest to a particular velocity.

when the driver of the car slams on the breaks, the brake pads clips the break disc which is connected to the tire of the car. The friction between the brake pads and the disc will convert a major part of the kinetic energy of the car to heat energy...

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