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Suppose that only the rear wheels of an automobile can accelerate it, and that half the total weight of the automobile is supported by those wheels. (a) What is the maximum acceleration attainable if the coefficient of static friction between tires and road is ? (b) Take and get a numerical value for this acceleration.

Suppose that only the rear wheels of an automobile can accelerate it, and that half the total weight of the automobile is supported by those wheels. (a) What is the maximum acceleration attainable if the coefficient of static friction between tires and road is ? (b) Take and get a numerical value for this acceleration.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Aditi Chauhan
askIITians Faculty 396 Points
6 years ago
(a) The maximum acceleration of the car is given as:
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Here g is the acceleration due to gravity and μs is the coefficient of static friction.

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Therefore the maximum acceleration of the automobile is 2.74 m/s2.

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