A car is initially at rest. It starts mvoing with tangential acceleration a_tan along a flat circular track of radius r. If the coefficient of static friction is mu, determine the total distance traveled by the car before it skids off the track.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This is what I did.

I drew the free body diagram with normal force point up, mg pointing down, and f point right, and acceleration (not on the diagram) is pointing left towards the center. Is this the correct diagram?

I know N=mg

and

F = ma

F = m (v^2)/r

so v=SQRT(Fr/m)

I know d = (1/2)at^2

Where do I go from here to find the distance. I don't have acceleration and time.

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# Homework Help: Circular motion with tangential acceleration

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