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Need help: car shocks

  1. Feb 14, 2005 #1
    Hey everyone,

    I have this little problem in my physics class and I need some help.When a car rolls over a hill, which forces are applied to determine if the car will jump or stick to the road. I know there's gravity, no acceleration (constant speed) and I need to consider the four shocks of the car as one. I'd need a differential equation out of that.

    Thanks

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  3. Feb 14, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    Well, here's a starter.

    In simple terms, the force a spring exerts is proportional to the amount by which it's been compressed. The force a simple damper exerts is proportional to the velocity at which it's being actuated.
     
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