Accelerating Around an Unbanked Curve
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS
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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.
- Operations Research