If a bus travelling at 20 m/s is subjected to a steady deceleration of 5 m/s2, how long will it take to come to rest ?
We have to find the time taken to reach the given final velocity.
Initial velocity (u) = 20 m/s
Final velocity (v) = 0 m/s
Acceleration for the entire journey (a) = –5 ms2.
Let the time taken be (t).
We can calculate the time taken using the first equation of motion.
`t = (v-u)/a`
Time taken by the bus to come to rest:
= 4 s
Video Tutorials For All Subjects
- Measuring the Rate of Motion - Speed with Direction