Answer to Question #24593 in Mechanics | Relativity for James Ozbirn
Alright so here it is. my roommate and good friend believes that if a vehicle in mid air (a monster truck) brakes and locks its wheels mid-flight will not result in any consequence. My argument is that since the wheels are free rotating that if they are stopped abruptly that the truck will be forced almost into a forward flip since the momentum of the wheels would be stopped from travailing in a forward motion. thus making the truck convert the stop of tires to the frontward end of the vehicle, making the nose of the truck end forward. please tell me who is right or wrong in this situation.