What’s the kinetic energy of the roller coaster at the top and bottom of the hill? Use . A kiddie roller coaster car has a mass
100 kilograms. At the top of a hill, it’s moving at a speed of 3 meters/second. After reaching the bottom of the hill, its speed doubles. The car’s kinetic energy at the bottom is its kinetic energy at the top. The car has joules of kinetic energy at the bottom of the hill.
To solve this problem, we must remember that acceleration is equal to the change in velocity per unit time. Since we are given that the velocity is constant, this means it is unchanging, and the acceleration is therefore zero.
If the scalar is negative, then multiplying a vector by it changes the vector’s magnitude and gives the new vector the opposite direction. For example, if you multiply by –2, the magnitude doubles but the direction changes. We can summarize these rules in the following way: When vector A is multiplied by a scalar c
This question can be better understood when discussed using the Newton's first law of motion which states that an object would continue to move with a uniform speed (in a straight line) unless acted upon by an external force. What happens here (in the question) is that the bike rider would have continued moving at a constant speed (to the right) if not for the opposing force of the wind that acted against her (to the left). <u>This wind/force would cause her speed to reduce or slow down (as posited by the law)</u>.