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Homework Help: A relative question.

  1. Feb 5, 2004 #1
    A "relative" question.

    Ok a coffee cup is resting on a horizontal dashboard. Part a asks at what velocity will the cup slide when you navigate a circular right turn. I did this. So, part b, in what direction relative to the dashboard will the cup slide? I presume its to the left but can someone confirm this for me? or am i wrong?

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  3. Feb 6, 2004 #2

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    The acceleration is a vector quantity. How did you calculate the acceleration?
     
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