Just a quick question about a car jumping.

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A car drives fast off the top of a ramp, but while it is in the air it is rotating forward (towards a nose-dive). Would suddenly putting the brakes on and reversing your wheels as fast as you can either:
a) not effect the rotation
b) slow the rotation, bringing it out of the nose-dive
c) push the car into a steeper nose-dive.
Can I have an explanation with it aswell?

My thoughts atm is that it would push the car into a steeper nose-dive, because you would be removing forward rotation from the wheels, so to conserve the rotation, the car would rotate faster forward.
 

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cjl
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Your thoughts are correct. It would push it into a steeper nosedive.
 

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