Stopping Distance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

When a vehicle is moving at a certain velocity then has to come to a complete stop, the distance from applying the brakes to complete stop is the stopping distance. 


Stopping Distance formula

\(\large{ d = \frac { v^2 } { 2\; \mu \;g }   }\)   


\(\large{ d }\) = stopping distance

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

\(\large{ \mu }\) = friction coefficient

\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration


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