Satellites 2

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An ordinary car would not be able to go around an unbanked curve of a perfectly smooth road, no matter how the driver turned the wheels.

i don't understand how i am supposed to interpret this... please help me understand what it is asking
 
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Andrew Mason
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elizabethR said:
An ordinary car would not be able to go around an unbanked curve of a perfectly smooth road, no matter how the driver turned the wheels.

i don't understand how i am supposed to interpret this... please help me understand what it is asking
What must the road provide in order for the velocity of the car to change (ie direction)? Can a perfectly smooth unbanked road provide that? Why or why not?

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By "perfectly smooth" here, the author means "frictionless".
I apologize for his (unfortunately, traditional) jargon.
 

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