(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A crate of eggs is located in the

middle of the flatbed of a pickup

truck. The truck is negotiating a curve in the road that may be considered as an

arc of a circle of radius 35 m. If the coefficient of static friction between the

flatbed and the crate is 0.66, with what maximum speed the truck can negotiate

the curve if the crate is not to slide out during cornering?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Can someone please confirm this answer.

a(c) = v^2/r = v^2/35

You want to find the maximum 'acceleration' your friction can give you, and set it equal to that centripetal acceleration to find the corresponding velocity.

Mu=Friction Force/Normal Force

Mu*Fn=Ff

Mu*m*g=m*a(friction)

.66*g=a(friction)

Now back to original.

v^2/35=.66*g

v=15 m/s

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# Homework Help: Crate off Eggs: Maximum speed

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