I need help in finding correct Coefficient of friction

akki2063
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

Mentz114
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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Mentor
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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