Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 11 - For Thought and Discussion: 9

Answer

While this myth may have a slight amount of merit in theory, it makes little sense in practice.

Work Step by Step

As cars pass, there may be a slight counterclockwise torque exerted on the air. However, the air in tornadoes has far greater angular momentum than the air created by cars passing. So, while this myth may have a slight amount of merit in theory, it makes little sense in practice.
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