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Homework Help: Need Help with Car Brakes problem

  1. Oct 5, 2005 #1
    I just recently registered with this website and it is incredible! I cant believe how great it is. I stumbled upon here looking for help with a physics question my professor posed to us.

    If a car is coating down a hill and locks its front brakes, it will travel in a reasonably straight line. If it locked its back brakes, it would behave erratically. Why?

    I really cant think of a reason why this would be. Any help finding the answer would be much appreciated! thanks1 :smile:
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  3. Oct 5, 2005 #2
  4. Oct 6, 2005 #3
    thanks a lot big man. is there any other simpler explanation which i could present to my physics professor?
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