A truck with a mass of 2500 Kg travelling with an acceleration of 5 m/s^2 hits a scooter. What force does the truck experience?
(a) 12500 N
(b) 500 N
(c) 10000 N
(d) 2500 N
The question was posed to me in a national level competition.
My query is from Newton’s Third Law of Motion in section Laws of Motion of Physics – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Correct answer is (a) 12500 N
To explain: From Newton’ second law we get force on scooter = 2500 x 5 = 12500 N. From Newton’s third law we know that for every for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. From this we can say that the truck experiences a force of 5 N.