1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: 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
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Re: question.

    The question is asking about the tire that came off, not the car itself.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook