Computers and Technology


How does kinetic energy affect the stopping distance of a vehicle traveling at 30 mph compared to the same vehicle traveling at 60 mph?

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  • This is a science question it should of been posted in science but ill still answer it! The kinetic energy in the faster case is 4x as much. the brrakes must do an amount of work that is equal to the original kinetic energy. the brakes exert the same force in either case, so the distance will be 4x as long for the faster case.