On a spring
day (temperature 20 C) a Toyota Prius (hybrid) is driving at the speed limit
along the freeway. It has a drag coefficient of 0.25 what drag force is it
experiencing? How much energy would be used in overcoming air resistance during
the drive from your University?
To your city? If the engine was
close to 100% efficient how much petrol would be used to overcome air
resistance during his drive?