Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 8 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

If the curve is very sharp, there is a large factor between the lengths of the track on the inside and outside of the curve. The wider part of the wheel must be that many times larger than the narrow part of the wheel. The sharper the curve, the more tapered the train wheel.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 135.
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