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Homework Help: Satellites 2

  1. Jun 8, 2006 #1
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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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  3. Jun 8, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    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?

    AM
     
  4. Jun 8, 2006 #3

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