Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 5 - Exercises and Problems - Page 92: 69


It is safer to brake.

Work Step by Step

It will be safer to brake in this situation, for when you brake, your acceleration will be more negative than your centripetal acceleration when you go in a circular path. Thus, you will be able to avert the danger more safely.
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