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Physics in drivng

isaacgagarinas

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Recently on Wednesday I was a able to drive quite a lot which used a lot of physics. One example, is when I merged onto 104 I needed to increase my speed so I did so by acceleration. I accelerated increasing my velocity in the far right lane until I finally reached about 55 mph so I could merge on in between cars. Increasing and decreasing speed or velocity is a very important aspect of driving. Another aspect is the force exerted between the car and the road. All of the cars mass is exerted onto the road by the tires as the road pushes up with the exact same force. This keeps the forces balanced or keeps a net force of 0 so that the car doesn't go flying off of the road. These forces are the force of gravity pulling the car down and then the normal force of the ground pushing up. There is a lot of physics involved in driving.



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I don't know why driving didn't come to my mind when referring to physics, but now I can see a lot of ways driving and physics are similar. Hopefully I can get my driver's license soon and maybe that will get me to think of how they compare more.

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