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Homework Help: Forces question please help!

  1. Oct 20, 2007 #1
    i had a test yesterday and one of the questions was sumthin about a flat bed truck with a steel truck bed and on it it had a copper block which weighed 12000 kg and it asked whut is the maximum speed the car can go without the block sliding.....i had no clue so i guessed an i think i got it right...i said that the maximum speed is irrelevant, b/c as long as any speed is constant there will be no acceleration and the object wont move?

    please tell me im right
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  3. Oct 20, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    If they said maximum speed, then you'd be correct. It's maximum acceleration that you have to worry about exceeding.
  4. Oct 20, 2007 #3
    yea it said max speed...the next question said max acceleration and that i knew how to find
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