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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Consider the following controls in an automobile: gas pedal, brake, steering wheel. The controls in this list that can cause an acceleration of the car are (a) all three controls, (b) the gas pedal and the brake, (c) only the brake, or (d) only the gas pedal.

To determine
The controls in an automobile that can cause an acceleration of the car.

Explanation

The acceleration can be caused by the change in either the magnitude or the direction of the velocity. Even if the speed is constant, the change in direction can cause the object to accelerate.

Conclusion:

The gas pedal in an automobile can be used to increase the speed of the automobile. Thus, the gas pedal can cause acceleration...

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