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Classical Mechanics

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Uniform Circular Motion: Larger Wheels

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Following the advice of a friend, you replace the wheels and tires on your new truck with wheels and tires that have a larger diameter. Every day you travel the same route to work on a crowded highway with bumper to bumper traffic.

Assuming the traffic is the same as usual what will your speedometer show after the change?

A

The speedometer shows higher than usual speeds.

B

The speedometer shows lower than usual speeds.

C

The speedometer shows the same speeds as usual.