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Description:

This page contains an alternative homework problem related to tailgating and the related physics. Users will be prompted to make calculations about stopping distance in a vehicle traveling at high speed behind another. The problem is designed to allow students to independently explore inertia in motion and the relationship between mass and inertia. This item is part of a larger collection of alternative problems based on physics education research.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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