Accession Number:

ADA574910

Title:

Accelerating Around an Unbanked Curve

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The December 2004 issue of TPT presented a problem concerning how a car should accelerate around an unbanked curve of constant radius r starting from rest if it is to avoid skidding. Interestingly enough, two solutions were proffered by readers. The purpose of this note is to compare and contrast the two approaches. Further experimental investigation of various turning strategies using a remote- controlled car and overhead video analysis could make for an interesting student project.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE