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Physics of Need For Speed

prmonigle

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blog-0198961001369952443.jpgThe game Need For Speed is a combination of drag racing with drifting added to it to allow for close calls and the love for getting to high speeds. Need For Speed's drag racing portion of the game is based on timing and speed. It is important to keep you speed up and constant to get to the end of the course on time or better. The other portion of this game is drifting, in the game helps you skid and squeak by corners to help make to the end on time. This game is one of my favorites because it is a challenge and the physics of drifting is fun to do.

In this game you race cars through a course with the ability to unlock cars and achieve the rank of Most Wanted. The courses are sometimes timed and with those courses time is everything. Speed and timing go together because everyone wants to go fast and be at the top. In physics time is key to get the right. Time is important in this game in the aspect of turning corners as you race and how you manage it as you try to make it to the end of the course. In this game if you don't have the speed and timing you can not be the best. In physics timing and even speed is everything to get the right.

The other aspect of this game is drifting and as we know drifting is based off of the use of momentum to slide around a corner or curve. Momentum is based of the mass and velocity (P=mv) and how you use it to you advantage to win. In this game, like in real life, you drift in in either direction, with this skill you can conserve speed around corners and adds a flare to your driving performance. Like in the movie Cars....

Drifting is very technical, you have to know how to control your car and the momentum you have behind you with the speed you have gained. With this knowledge I hope you can take and apply it to you next racing or game racing experience and be the best that you can be.



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