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The 'crosswind' is taken as blowing perpendicular to the road the car travels on. For the same road speed, does the car require more power to maintain this speed in a crosswind than on a still day? I believe the answer should be the power required does *not* change (since relative wind velocities can be resolve in mutually perpendicular directions), but my physics teacher thinks so otherwise. So who's right?
Re: Crosswind affects drag (and hence power req'd) on a car?
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