A biology student rides her bike around a corner of radius 24 meter at a steady speed of 8.3 m/sec. The combined mass of the student and the bike is 87 kg. The coefficent of static friction between the bike and the road is μs = 0.39.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a) If she is not skidding, what is the magnitude of the force of friction on her bike from the road?

Ffric = N *

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b) What is the minimum value the coefficient of static friction can have before the bike tire will skid?

μmin = *

0.292 OK

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c) What is the magnitude of the total force between the bike tire and the road?

Ftotal = N

1103.19 NO

Need help with part c.

Is it something like this F = mg + mv^2/R

Is this correct.

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