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Homework Help: Rotation problem?

  1. Dec 10, 2003 #1
    A car traveling on a flat circular track accelerates uniformly from rest with a tangential acceleration of 1.7m/s^2. The car makes it one quarter of a way around the circle before it skids off the track, Determine the coeficient of static friction between the car and track?

    I really have no clue at all at how to go about this problem, any pointers or hints would be great. Thank you very much
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  3. Dec 10, 2003 #2
    It will skid at that moment when the radial force(centripetal force) will exceed the static frictional force
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2003
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