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Problem 4.12: A truck and car collision
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A large 2000-kg truck and a small compact car collide head-on as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Assume the collision takes place in 0.05 seconds. Restart.
- Describe the force on each vehicle before, during, and after the collision. Be sure to estimate the magnitudes of these forces and give their directions.
- Which vehicle, the car or the truck, experiences the greater force during the collision?