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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 the car, the radial curvature of the ramp, and the angle of its bank, students must determine the constant speed required for the car to stay in the center of the road. 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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Center of Mass
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
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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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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://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), <https://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 July 29, 2021, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 14, 2014. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car_on_ramp (accessed 29 July 2021).
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 14 Aug. 2014. 29 July 2021 <https://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 = {2021}, Number = {29 July 2021}, Month = {August 14, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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### Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Car on an Icy Off-Ramp:

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