Answer to Question #15144 in Mechanics | Relativity for Matt Schmidt
You are driving 57 km/h towards an intersection when the light turns yellow. At that moment, you are 34. m away from the stop bar. Given the typical human reaction time of 0.3 seconds, brakes that provide ab acceleration of 5.37m/s^2, and only 2.9 seconds before the light turns red answer the following question: To avoid having your car enter the intersection after the light turns red should you attempt to stop or should you continue through the intersection without braking? Which of these strategist will work for you?
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