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Posts tagged brakes

May 12, 2010

 

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How To Calculate Stopping Time And Distance

What is the difference between stopping time and distance?

August 18, 2005

 

Gimme a Brake

As you are driving along, some part of your mind is probably constantly estimating how much space you would need to brake if the car in front of you suddenly stopped. All too often, however, drivers don’t realize the difference between stopping time and stopping distance. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Screeeech!

Energy can neither be created out of nothing, nor disappear into nothing, all it does is change forms. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Driving Under Pressure

As your car rapidly decelerates, you feel yourself pushed up against the wheel. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Mystery of the Backwards Balloon

The same thing happens to the air in the car. When the car stops the air keeps moving forward. This results in more air, or higher air pressure, in the front of the passenger compartment.

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