Originally posted by sonhouse
Assuming constant acceleration (which we all know not to be true in a real quarter mile run) how many G's do you have to achieve to go through the quarter mile in 2 seconds?
How many G's to do the quarter mile in 1 second?
average velocity = 1/8 mile/sec
max velocity = 1/4 mile/sec
acceleration = from 0 to 1/4 mile/sec in 2 seconds, so acceleration = 1/8 mile/sec^2 ~ 200 m/sec^2 ~ 20 g
average velocity = 1/4 mile/sec
max velocity = 1/2 mile/sec
acceleration = from 0 to 1/2 mile/sec in 1 second, so acceleration = 1/2 mile/sec^2 ~ 800 m/sec^2 ~ 80 g