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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I want to compute the maximal acceleration of a car in a curve.

[tex]

a_{total}=a_{c}^{2}+a_{tan}^{2}

a_{c}=\frac{v^{2}}{r}

[/tex]

Now, I am not so sure. F=ma, then a= F/m. The force that propels the car is the friction force, which is equal to mu*N, where N = downforce + mg

We have [tex]a=\frac{\mu(Downforce+mg)}{m}[/tex]

I don't know what is this acceleration.. is it the tangential or the total one? All I need to do is figure out which acceleration it is and solving for the other, that would give me the maximal acceleration of the car.

Is that right?

Thank you

[tex]

a_{total}=a_{c}^{2}+a_{tan}^{2}

a_{c}=\frac{v^{2}}{r}

[/tex]

Now, I am not so sure. F=ma, then a= F/m. The force that propels the car is the friction force, which is equal to mu*N, where N = downforce + mg

We have [tex]a=\frac{\mu(Downforce+mg)}{m}[/tex]

I don't know what is this acceleration.. is it the tangential or the total one? All I need to do is figure out which acceleration it is and solving for the other, that would give me the maximal acceleration of the car.

Is that right?

Thank you