P2_9 Torque About a Cliffhanger

Katie Golsby, Hannah Biddle, Katie Hinchcliffe, Josephine Mooney


In this paper we attempt to calculate the amount of overhang of the coach in the final scene of ’The Italian Job’, after it skids to a stop over the edge of a cliff, and found the value to be 3.7 m. We also found a relation between the speed at which the amount of tilt of the coach will change, and the distance moved by a man initially at one end of the coach generating a non-zero torque.

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