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Problem 2: An object is traveling with constant acceleration of 10 m/s. How much distance will it travel in 3rd second of its journey?


Given data                   Vi = 0 m/s                    t = 1 sec (3rd second)              a = 10 ms-2

Required                     Distance covered in 3rd second

Strategy:          In order to find the distance travelled in 3rd second, we should know what is the velocity at the start of 3rd second? Remember before the start of second 3, the object has traveled for 2 second and has attained some velocity. This gives us the information that the final velocity at the end of second 2 will be the initial velocity at the start of second 3. The acceleration is given to be constant.


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