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The physics of driving



Recently, I received my driver's license and when I thought about it, I realized how much physics is involved in driving. For instance, there is a lot of friction involved when driving, or lack of friction when the roads are icy. When the roads are icy and I press on the breaks, It takes my car longer to come to a complete stop since there is less friction between my tires and the road. Also, Newton's 3rd law of motion applies to driving since all forces come in pairs. When I press the gas pedal, my tires push against the ground and the ground pushes back, allowing me to accelerate forwards. There is so much physics every where in the world and it's incredible how much physics influences everyone's daily lives.


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