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Homework Help: Giancoli conceptual question

  1. Jul 1, 2005 #1
    When driving on slick roads, why is it advisable to apply the brakes slowly?
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    What do you think?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2005 #3

    ek

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    So you don't skid homeslice!
     
  5. Jul 1, 2005 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    Of course, you would still need to tell why applying the brakes slowly will prevent skids!
     
  6. Jul 2, 2005 #5
    I still need a good explanation in words, using concepts of forces. The commonsensical explanation of skidding does not help a lot.
    Thanks anyways. I hope somebody will answer this.
     
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