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Homework Help: Race Car Friction Problem

  1. Sep 27, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A race car travels 100 m/s around a circular track of radius 167 m.
    What is the magnitude of the resultant force on the 1300 kg driver and his car if the car does not slip?
    Coefficient of static friction = 0.1
    21 degrees

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    When it says magnitude of the resultant force, is it asking for sum of x-components or just Fc?

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  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2
    If you resolve forces along the vertical and along the horizontal, you will know what the resultant force turns out to be!
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