Monday, February 09, 2015

Conservation of momentum: not always your friend

Make of this what you will, gentle readers. But don't doubt the physics! We've got combustion, fluid flow, conservation of momentum / Newton's 3rd law, and an inclined plane.

Firefighters try to extinguish a car fire when suddenly...

And remember: if you're going to set your car alight on the top of a hill, have the courtesy to set the parking brake!

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