Car Crash Investigation (Collision Expert)

My Presentation to the mayor: http://i.imgur.com/WNaesNa.png

 

After receiving the data from the Auto Expert, I was able to determine the initial velocity of the SUV before impact with the wagon. Using the equation,

(Initial Mass(SUV)Initial Velocity(SUV))+(Initial Mass(Wagon)×Initial Velocity(Wagon))

=

(Final Mass(SUV)×Final Velocity(SUV))+(Final Mass(Wagon)×Final Velocity(Wagon))

After these calculations I found that the SUV was traveling 10.83 m/s or 39 km/hr. It is with this data that I conclude that from this inelastic collision I can prove that the driver of the SUV was in fact going over the predetermined speed limit. My data is below

 

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One thought on “Car Crash Investigation (Collision Expert)

  1. Nice job; the illustrations in the powerpoint are great! I could not find your Newton’s Laws lab. Were you absent during that lab? If so, I can give you a make-up lab. Just let me know.

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