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Need help with problem involving gravity distribution
Posted: Jul 9, 1996 5:10 PM
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I could think of no better way to ask this than as a story problem:

A car sitting on a level ground puts all its weight into earth, but a
car on a 45 degree slope would use its weight to pull it downhill, but
some of the gravity is still holding the car fast to the road. Is there a
simple formula for determining weight on ground and wieght for forward
propulsion? Also does anyone know of a way to determine impact, in
pounds(I mean seperate from speed) using the current angle of traveling
with the angle of the fixed object(like a bump in the road, still refering
to car), and at any angle, towards the traveling object, or the fixed one,
what the directions of impact would(in regards either the path or the
object or the method by wich these were determined, a fixed plane)

I need help. I was able to make a bit of progress but it all fell to
through. Nobody seems to know the answer, but maybe somebody does out

Please email me, and don't just repost to this board. My address is

Thank you

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