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Give Scientific Reasons for the Following: - Physics

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Give scientific reason for the following:

There are chances of toppling when a truck takes a sharp turn   especially when it is not fully loaded

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Solution

When a truck is not fully loaded, its COG is at a high point and hence the turning moment of the weight is much greater, thus, the truck will be quite unstable and there are chances of toppling, when a truck takes a sharp turn.

Concept: Centre of Gravity
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Physics Part 2
Chapter 1 Force, Work, Energy and Power
Exercise | Q 3.3 | Page 58
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