Physics 101 Introduction to Mechanics 

January 28 Acceleration & Free Fall  



Consider
the following situation you are going for a long bicycle ride. You
ride one hour at 5 meters per second. Then four hours at 4.5 meters
per second and finally two hours at 5.5 meters per second.
How far did you ride?
A bicycle rider passes a tree and notices that their speedometer reads 10 mph. They immediately being to pedal faster, accelerating at a constant rate until they pass a lamppost 10 seconds later. At that moment they are traveling at 20 mph. How far did the bicyclist travel from the tree to the lamppost?


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