Problem 2-101 - Linear Kinematics - Part 2 - (b)

A car (c) with one headlight burned out is traveling at a constant speed of \(18\;m/s\) and passes a stopped police car (p). The car is pursued immediately by the police cruiser, which has a constant acceleration of magnitude \(2.2\; m/s^2\).

(a) How far does the police cruiser travel before catching the other car?
(b) At what time will this occur? (Hint: Graphing may help to visualize this problem.)

 No. The two velocities will be equal at some time but their displacements will not simultaneously be equal at that time.

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