Driving Web Links
14 Natural Laws and Driving
Physics of Racing Series
Racing isn't only about speed! Learn about the natural laws that affect
driving at even safe speeds from an amateur racer and a professional physicist.
The series of links provided here introduces the fundamental laws that
govern race cars and their drivers. Investigate weight transfer, traction,
braking, and more to learn ways to better control your vehicle when on
the road. Select one fundamental law that relates to driving to explain
to the class.
Physics of Driving http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/rpsolns/rpu4sol.html#7
Investigate physical phenomena, such as action and reaction and collision
analysis, at this high school physics class online tutorial. Visit this
Web site to get access to lessons, practice problems, and cool animations
of physics that apply to driving. Check out the collision analysis animation
to better understand the laws of momentum and energy.
Physics Studio http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/index.html
You don't have to be a physicist to drive a vehicle, but understanding
the natural laws that affect your vehicle can help. Check out this Web
site for animations and accompanying explanations of major physics concepts.
To see examples of Newton's law of inertia, click on these links: The
Car and the Wall, The Motorcyclist, and The Truck and the Ladder. Use
each animation to explain the Law of Inertia to a friend.
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