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

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

(a) What force causes an automobile to move? (b) A propeller-driven airplane? (c) A rowboat?

(a)

To determine
The force causing an automobile to move.

Explanation

When the surfaces of two objects are in contact, friction force opposes the relative lateral motion. It is in the direction parallel to the surface of the two objects.

As the automobile moves, there exists friction between the tires and the road. There also exist elastic forces in the tire...

(b)

To determine
The force causing a propeller-driver airplane to move.

(c)

To determine
The force causing a rowboat to move forward.

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