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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to uniform circular motion.  Given the mass of a car, the radial curvature of an exit ramp, and the angle of its bank, students must determine the constant speed required for the car to stay in the center of the ramp.

A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis, free-body diagrams, and quantitative calculations.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Center of Mass
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, center of mass, centripetal acceleration, uniform circular motion
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Metadata instance created January 28, 2008 by Alea Smith
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 14). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp. Retrieved January 25, 2015, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 14, 2014. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp (accessed 25 January 2015).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 14 Aug. 2014. 25 Jan. 2015 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2015}, Number = {25 January 2015}, Month = {August 14, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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