Melissa H.

asked • 05/05/17# How far to accelerate 0 to 75 mph?

Can a normal car like 2004 Toyota Corolla actually accelerate 0 to 75 mph in only .5 mile distance?

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Patrick D. answered • 05/06/17

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Patrick the Math Doctor

A = v^2/(2d) = (75*75)/(2*0.5) = 5625 miles per hour^2

they will not survive

Arturo O.

It is good to convert the acceleration to feet/sec

^{2}:5626 miles/hour

^{2}= (5626 miles x 5280 feet/mile) / (1 hour x 3600 sec/hour)^{2}≅ 2.29 feet/sec^{2}This is less that 1g (g = 32 feet/sec

^{2}), so it appears a healthy human should survive it. But to fully answer the question, we need more information, such as the maximum acceleration of the car, so we can compare the answer for "a" above to the maximum possible acceleration of the car.
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