The question is- What is the minimum coefficient of static friction that would keep the car from sliding off the curve? The Cars mass is 13500KG and it is traveling at 50.0hm/hr(13.9m/s) and the curve has a radius of 2.00 x102 m. I know the centripetal acceleration of the car is .97m/s and the centripetal force is 3381.2N. FF=FN(coefficient of friction)
I know you have to draw a free body diagram, which I think it would be Force Friction pointing down as well as Force weight and Force Normal pointing up and Force Velocity to the right. I know you have to make it into a equation to solve for the Coefficient of Friction.
The Attempt at a Solution
Im basically stuck at this part because I don't know what the force would have to be to keep the car on the curve, and i dont know how to set up the equation, sorry for not having an attempt at solving it but im really confused by what we are currently covering in class.