I need help in finding correct Coefficient of friction

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A road vehicle equipped with mechanical wheel brake e.g drum or disc brake ,driving at a speed of 100Km/hr is braked to a stand still with a deceleration of 1G (3.2m/sec^2),How large must be the coefficient if friction between wheel and road at least be to enable that.

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1)At least 1.
2)0.5
3)2
 

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The force exerted on the truck when the brakes come on ( and lock the wheels) is mg, g=3.2ms-2 and m is the trucks mass.

Can you calculate the force provided by the friction in terms of the coefficient of friction ?

(Incidentally the acceleration on the Earth's surface is about 9.7ms-2, not 3.2)
 
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A road vehicle equipped with mechanical wheel brake e.g drum or disc brake ,driving at a speed of 100Km/hr is braked to a stand still with a deceleration of 1G (3.2m/sec^2),How large must be the coefficient if friction between wheel and road at least be to enable that.

Options:

1)At least 1.
2)0.5
3)2

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The force exerted on the truck when the brakes come on ( and lock the wheels) is mg, g=3.2ms-2 and m is the trucks mass.

Can you calculate the force provided by the friction in terms of the coefficient of friction ?

(Incidentally the acceleration on the Earth's surface is about 9.7ms-2, not 3.2)

I don't know where you got g = 9.7 m/s^2, but there is a different and more precise figure defined:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_gravity
 

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