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written by David Maloney
This is an annotated homework problem that explores a real-life situation: a police car moving at constant acceleration to overtake a speeding car moving at constant velocity.  The author provides explicit explanations to help students form a conceptual framework and find a solution.  

See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full collection of homework problems by the author.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Velocity
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
acceleration, average speed, homework examples, homework problems, instantaneous speed, kinematics, physics problems, velocity
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Metadata instance created February 21, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
October 13, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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August 3, 2007
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D. Maloney, (2001), WWW Document, (http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex5.html).
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D. Maloney, David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 5-Cop Chasing a Speeding Car (2001), <http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex5.html>.
APA Format
Maloney, D. (2007, August 3). David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 5-Cop Chasing a Speeding Car. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex5.html
Chicago Format
Maloney, David. David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 5-Cop Chasing a Speeding Car. August 3, 2007. http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex5.html (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Maloney, David. David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 5-Cop Chasing a Speeding Car. 2001. 3 Aug. 2007. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex5.html>.
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