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re Re: understeer/oversteer definition
"Graydon D. Stuckey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in response to the
> instantaneous basis though normal force times coefficient of friction is
> determines the force of friction which is offsetting the centripetal
Very good. Friction "force" is correct, and "Centripetal" would please my
physic profs much more than "centrifugal." I forget the explanation. That
sounds like something Gross could explain.
As I recall, what your Audi's tire's friction is doing is generating the
centripetal force that allows you to go in a circle. Otherwise conservation
of momentum would keep you going in a straight line (serious understeer).
There is no centrifugal force in this scenario (or most others).
.... Kirby (Kirby A. Smith)
2 x 1988 90q
New Hampshire USA