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The direction of friction on the tyres of cycle is same or different?Why?. Please answer this question

The direction of friction on the tyres of cycle is same or different?Why?.


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Anil Pannikar AskiitiansExpert-IITB
85 Points
12 years ago

Dear Nitin,

On the rear wheel , velocity of the point of contact of tyre and ground move backward so friction is in forward direction .

On front wheel paddling causes translation motion of the  entire cycle so friction acts in backward direction.

 

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Nitin Gupta
16 Points
12 years ago

Still I can't understand why the friction is backwards in case of front tyre.I can understand only the rear tyre case.

Please help me.

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