Center of gravity change and acceleration

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Hello Community

My first post here so excuse me in case i posted in the wrong place.

I basically have to write a paper in school about a physics topic. This includes creating graphs with independent and dependant variables and finding the slope. It should be something to complicated but also not a topic that everyone can explain.

One idea I had was to see whether changing the centre of gravity affects acceleration (for example in a car).

1) Do you believe that the COG (moving it from left to right using a mass) will change the acceleration?

If no, do you have any recommendations on the type of topics that I should explore
 

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1) Do you believe that the COG (moving it from left to right using a mass) will change the acceleration?
That's like asking if red cars accelerate faster than blue cars.

It depends on the car and how much you push the gas pedal.
 
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A far more interesting question to investigate would be:

Do you believe that the COG (moving it from front to rear while keeping the same total mass left to right using a mass) will change the acceleration?
 

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