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Homework Help: Crate off Eggs: Maximum speed

  1. Nov 15, 2008 #1
    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

    Now back to original.

    v=15 m/s
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  3. Nov 15, 2008 #2


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    Seems OK.
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