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    Help with physics assignment

    It is so sad that, in the US, that is the case. in the UK, you get taught about static friction and equations of motion as part of your GCSEs (the standard subject school-leaving exam taken at 16) whilst dynamic friction is part of A-level (a 2 year set of courses in 2-6 subjects taken between...
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    Another road death (local police + speed cameras)

    There is a trick, which works with cops, but not with cameras. Its the 'ferret' or 'blocker'(as it was termed in the smokey and the bandit films) method. Basically, find someone else going faster than you close to you. Stay slower than them whilst you're within say 1/8 mile of them, when they're...
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    Another road death (local police + speed cameras)

    and 35 during rush, especially ont he connector :-) - just look at how many cars impact the bank staying on I85 comming south at the connector - I think its like 3-4 a DAY I live a bit south of atlanta though, and cops often live a county or two from where they work. There's one Griffin cop I...
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    Is it wrong to like Wagons/Estates?

    The Magnum is a hot car! The noise from that car's Hemi V8 gives me goose bumps and makes my body hair stick straight up! The only thing that would keep me from buying it if I were in the market is that it's only available with an automatic transmission. AND it handles like shit, AND its...
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    Help with physics assignment

    gop - I still think that a comparison on the indoor 'speed record' is going to be the best for you. Its a comparison, teachers like that. Your teacher will know Top Gear, and will appreciate the cultural outreach. It also shows force dynamics, , plus, most importantly, figures for both the...
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    Is it wrong to like Wagons/Estates?

    and who can forget volvo kicking arse at the BTCC with the 850 estate, to the point where they changed the rules to disallow them.
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    Chrysler execs to drive used fleet returns

    It depends what you want. I drive a 97 town and country, and whilst its nothing special, its nothing bad either. Sure, its not a lexus, or 7-series (and thank god too) but its what it is, an if you accept that, they're not bad. Sure, its got nothing on my twin-turbo MG metro, or my fathers old...
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    Help with physics assignment

    More specifically, you change from static friction to dynamic friction, which generally differs in the corefficient factor. Of course, tyres are one of the worst things to discuss in relation to friction and coefficients of it, because rubber is the rare exception to the rule, in that ? is R...
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    Help with physics assignment

    "Mu" (aka ?)
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    Thinking of a new car next year...

    There's always the V-badge. in either T5 or R badge, they're very fast. should match all your criteria. personally, I like the 70 over the 60, but thats just me - I also prefer the old shape 70 to the recent one - so much so I almost bought an XC last december, but went for a minivan in the end...
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    adidas driving shoes

    You'reall wrong- the best driving shoes of all are hi-tec Magnums. I've been using a pair of megnum classics for the last 5 years - they're great. Just replacing them with some ViperII's, because, well, the tread's wearing down, and the leather's seperating where the ends of the toecap are...
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    Best Police Car

    ACtually, they're pretty damned cheap. Police crown vic interceptor list price - $18k, but they're not bought at list. Car companies bid on them. I''ve heard of PDs getting CVI's for as little as $13-14k/vehicle. A lot use the scoring data from the michigan state police tests to weight the bid...
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    Best Police Car

    Ever actually looked up the specs of them? 0-60 time of over 10 seconds. top speed of 120 or 130mph, depending on the final ratio selected. Handling time, not great. Dodge charger and magnum - both fast, handle better than the crown vic - cops, however hate them the same reason they hate the...
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    Help with physics assignment

    I did physics at both A and S levels (NOT AS level, easy to confuse them) At no point did we do any such assignments, but then that was 10 years ago, with the UCLES sylabus. In the US, things are even worse, Take the A-level, with the S-level add-on, and you've pretty much got the equivilent of...
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    [08x08] July 30th, 2006

    Used to have a fair few of these jap microvans for transport. A 88 Bedford Rascal (like hammonds, but with the 50hp 1litre engine) then a 98 Daihatsu hijet (with a 1.3, and came with 6 seats, engine also under the front seats, but this time there's actually something in front of the drivers...
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