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This 20-minute video segment highlights the forces at work on a racecar as it travels around a track. It was designed to promote understanding of velocity as a vector quantity with both magnitude and direction. It also offers an engaging view of factors to be considered in the design of a racecar: torque, drag reduction, and frictional force that is necessary to achieve fast (but safe) cornering. Background information and discussion questions are also provided.
Teachers' Domain is an NSF-funded pathway of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). It is a growing collection of more than 1,000 free educational resources compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote the use of digital resources in the classroom.
<a href="http://www.compadre.org/precollege/items/detail.cfm?ID=10903">WGBH Educational Foundation. Teachers' Domain: To Survive at High Velocity. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, March 17, 2008.</a>
WGBH Educational Foundation. Teachers' Domain: To Survive at High Velocity. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, March 17, 2008. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.velocity/ (accessed 28 July 2016).
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