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Circular Acceleration Car rounding turn wrong statement

  1. Jan 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. 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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  3. Jan 22, 2009 #2


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    Newton's First law would imply that an object moving at constant velocity would move in a straight line.
  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3
    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?
  5. Jan 22, 2009 #4


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    Yes, that would make more sense.
  6. Jan 22, 2009 #5
    Cool thanks for your help.
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