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Homework Help: physics

Posted by Emma on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 7:33am.

why are you more likely to have an accident on your bicycle if you are riding it on a gravel or wet pathway?how do i explain this using newton's law(s)?

thanks

consider newtons first law. Then, consider friction on the tire on gravel, wet vs dry pavement.

isn't it newton's 3rd law?: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

since when you ride the ground pushes you forward,and since the ground is wet it decreases the friction made with the tire?i cannot explain it clearly though...and i am not really sure about this...please help thx.

Newtons first law? what is it?

Friction? Doesnt it oppose the way you are moving? What happens if it is lessened?

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