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Newton's First Law

  1. Nov 22, 2009 #1
    Apply Newton's First Law of Motion to explain the danger in driving too quickly on a curve of an icy highway.

    I just know that the first law is that if the net force acting on an object is zero, the object will maintain its state of rest or constant velocity. How does it apply to this scenario?
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2009 #2
    Changing the direction or magnitude of velocity is acceleration. A car driving along a curve needs some force to act on it to change its direction.
     
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