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You accelerate around a sharp curve and you feel like you are being thrown toward the outside of the car. Are you being thrown into the car or is the car accelerating into you? What would happen to a helium-filled balloon floating inside the car when the car accelerates around the corner? Which way would it move?

Concepts

  • Centripetal Force
  • Uniform Circular Motion
  • Centripetal Acceleration