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Just a quick question about a car jumping.

  1. May 18, 2009 #1
    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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  3. May 18, 2009 #2


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