Message text written by "Randall Young"
>Sure it is, in terms of distance traveled. Work is force (which is nearly
constant because the coefficient of friction is nearly constant) times
distance; the change in kinetic energy is directly proportional to the work
done on the car.
OK, OK. A little misunderstanding. I'm talking in terms of elapsed time,
you're talking in terms of distance covered. I guess we could always
express it in terms of deciBells.
One of the best leasons I learned in thermodynamic class was to work out
the units first. If you get units of seconds-squared divided by
feet-pounds-BTU's then the math will be wrong, too.