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Year 10 Physical Science: Vehicle Safety: Overview

The Science of Car Safety

Newton's Three Laws of Physics:

I. "An object at rest will remain at rest and an object at constant velocity will remain at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."

II. "If an unbalanced force exists then a mass will experience an acceleration depending on a magnitude of the mass."*

III. "If you exert a force on an object, you experience a force equal in magnitude but opposite in direction."


Physics of car crashes

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Evaluating Car Safety


Crash testing