Originally Posted by rtninja04
turns = more mph actually unless you are truely letting of the throttle
I completly dissagree.
Acceleration - change in velocity, also the rate of that change
A 1000 kg car is going around a curve with radius 30 meters. If the coefficient of friction between the car's tires and the road is 0.5, what is the maximum speed at which the car can make the turn?
- mass of car, m = 1000 kg
- radius of curve, r = 30 m
- coefficient of friction, = 0.5
- free-fall acceleration, g = 9.8 m/s2
- maximum speed in the turn, v = ?
In the vertical direction, N = mg. In the horizontal direction:
Fnet = Fcentripetal = f
Obviously, if the radius of the turn was infinate, you would never stop gaining mph, in theory. We all know with gravity and wind resistance, this doesn't happen.
When going straight, the only thing you have is the amount of gravity (weight) acting on you bike for friction. When youre in a turn, you have the weight and a vectoring force (centripital) added to you, thus making you need more friction to maintain the arch.
More friction = less speed