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B Center of gravity change and acceleration

  1. May 16, 2016 #1
    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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  3. May 16, 2016 #2

    mfb

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    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.
     
  4. May 16, 2016 #3

    jack action

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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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