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Dynamic Stability - rolling tire

  1. Oct 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    You go to a quick – fix garage to get your brakes worked on. When your tires are re – installed, the mechanic forgets to put the lug nuts on your tires. Although nobody gets hurt, a tire comes off your car when you are traveling fairly rapidly and it is able to roll through a very large distance, even hitting bumps and objects in the way. Please explain why the tire can roll so far without tipping over.


    2. Relevant equations
    I might be wrong on this, but i think this question has to do with Dynamic Stability,
    There isn't an numberic equations to this question.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    My answer is: The car drives under center of gravity to
    return to the unstable equilibrium
    Motion can make a car stable
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: question.

    The question is asking about the tire that came off, not the car itself.
     
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