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written by David Maloney
This item is an annotated homework problem for beginning students relating to constant velocity and acceleration.  A person runs at 5 m/s to catch a bus accelerating from a stopped position 20 meters away.  Given the rate of acceleration, students must determine whether the runner can catch up to the bus.  This problem gives particular attention to the use of appropriate symbols to represent the quantities and help with diagramming the physical situation.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Velocity
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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acceleration, homework examples, homework problems, kinematics, physics problems, velocity
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Metadata instance created February 21, 2008 by Alea Smith
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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/ex9.html).
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D. Maloney, David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 9-Running After a Moving Bus, (2001), <http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex9.html>.
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Maloney, D. (2007, August 3). David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 9-Running After a Moving Bus. Retrieved August 23, 2017, from http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex9.html
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Maloney, David. David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 9-Running After a Moving Bus. August 3, 2007. http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/ex9.html (accessed 23 August 2017).
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