Circular Acceleration Car rounding turn wrong statement

In summary, the statement "The car rounds the turn at a constant velocity of 50 km/h" is incorrect because it implies that the car is moving in a straight line, while in reality it is moving in a circular motion. To convey the correct meaning, the statement should be rewritten as "The car rounds the turn at a constant speed of 50 km/h".
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Jordash
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Homework Statement



What is wrong with the physics in the following statement? “The car rounds the turn at a
constant velocity of 50 km/h.” Rewrite it so that it conveys the correct meaning.

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The Attempt at a Solution



I'm thinking it's something to do with Circular motion, should it be Constant Acceleration?
 
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Newton's First law would imply that an object moving at constant velocity would move in a straight line.
 
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ok, that makes sense, so I would rewrite it to: A Car rounds a turn at a Constant Speed of 50 Km/hr? Would that be a good re-write?
 
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Jordash said:
ok, that makes sense, so I would rewrite it to: A Car rounds a turn at a Constant Speed of 50 Km/hr? Would that be a good re-write?

Yes, that would make more sense.
 
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Cool thanks for your help.
 

Related to Circular Acceleration Car rounding turn wrong statement

1. What is circular acceleration?

Circular acceleration is the rate of change of velocity in a circular motion. It is the acceleration that an object experiences when it moves in a circular path at a constant speed.

2. How is circular acceleration different from linear acceleration?

Circular acceleration is different from linear acceleration because it occurs when an object moves in a circular path, while linear acceleration occurs when an object moves in a straight line. Additionally, circular acceleration involves a change in direction, whereas linear acceleration involves a change in speed.

3. What is the significance of circular acceleration in car rounding turns?

In car rounding turns, circular acceleration plays an important role in keeping the car on its path. It is responsible for changing the direction of the car as it rounds the turn, and it is also responsible for the feeling of being pushed towards the outside of the turn.

4. Can circular acceleration cause a car to lose control?

No, circular acceleration does not cause a car to lose control. In fact, it is a necessary force for the car to successfully navigate a turn. However, if the circular acceleration is too high, it can cause the car to slide or skid, which may result in loss of control.

5. What is the correct statement about circular acceleration in car rounding turns?

The correct statement is that circular acceleration is necessary for a car to successfully round a turn at a constant speed. It is not a wrong statement, as it accurately describes the role of circular acceleration in car turning.

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