P2, Physics, Forces and breaking distance

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What is Stopping distance made up from?
Thinking distance and breaking distance
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What is thinking distance determined by?
The drivers reaction time?
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What is thinking distance
The distance car travels from moment they see a problem to when they put their foot on the brake
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What is braking distance?
The moment the foot goes on brake till the car stops
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Name two thinks thinking distance is affected by?
Worn tyres and brakes/ If roads are wet or icy
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What happens to the to a car if the wheels lock? Why?
Car slides, kinetic energy converted into thermal (heat) energy. Because of fricton between tyres and road
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What causes thermal (heat) energy in the brakes by friction?
The kinetic energy of the car
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