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To: billorites
force increases with the square of velocity

nope ...

Where m is the inertial mass of the velocity, and T is the time from the initial state to the final state; the expression on the right of the equation being the limit as T goes to zero.

I think you are thinking about Kinetic Energy, which is a bit different. particle, vo is its initial velocity, v is its final That formula is probably what you meant, and that is given as:

.

So, yes, the faster you go, the harder you hit. Having a heavy car means that you hit harder; although the heavy car can absorb the impact by deformation (hopefully in a manner that protects the occupants).

23 posted on 11/24/2003 1:26:23 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: Hodar
"So, yes, the faster you go, the harder you hit."

Yeah, kinetic energy. That's the ticket.

If you have too much at the wrong time and place, your innards get all sticky.

89 posted on 11/24/2003 6:58:35 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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