I am working on a constant acceleration problem, and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong as I keep getting the wrong answer.
The situation is:
During an auto accident, the vehicle's air bags deploy and slow down the passengers more gently than if they had hit the windshield or steering wheel. According to safety standards, the bags produce a maximum acceleration of 60g, but lasting for only 36 ms (or less).
And the question is:
How far (in meters) does a person travel in coming to a complete stop in 36 ms at a constant acceleration of 60g?
So far to solve this I have been using the equation: x = init x + vt - 1/2 (a)(t^2)
I than do:
X = 0 + 0*(0.036)-1/2*(60)*(0.036^2)
X = 1/2(60)(0.036^2)
X = 0.04
However, this is not correct what am I missing/doing wrong here?