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Passing cars

Purple car

Yellow car

The purple car is catching up to the yellow car (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds).   Restart.

  1. If the cars continue, at what clock reading, t, will the purple car pass the yellow car?
  2. At what position, x, does the purple car pass the yellow car?
  3. On one graph, plot x vs. t for each car.  Verify your answers for parts (a) and (b).



Physlet authored by Aaron Titus with support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323 and placed in the public domain. It can also be found in the book Physlet Physics by Wolgang Christian and Mario Belloni.




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