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Physics of driving



As you can imagine, there are many examples of physics found when driving a car. Changing velocity, acceleration, distance traveled, etc.

For example, if I'm driving down Titus at 40 mph and I see that the light ahead of me (50 meters away) turns yellow, I might choose to floor it and take my chances, OR, I might apply a force (my foot) on the brake and come to a quick stop. In both situations, my velocity is either increasing or decreasing, and my acceleration would also change. Driving a car is a great example of physics since so many concepts are very commonly found behind the wheel.

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