Objects will point in the direction
of their velocity.
The diagram below represents a box that is sliding across a
frictionless floor in the direction shown, when a wind begins to blow
to the right.
Assuming that the wind is constant the box will
follow a path denoted by the black line in the diagram below. Draw
the box at each of the locations of the four blue dots in the
The box will continue to remain oriented as
shown in the picture above (the long sides vertical, the short sides
horizontal). There is an equal force along the left side of the box,
so there is nothing to cause a torque which would begin to rotate the
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