1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The floor of a railroad flatcar is loaded with loose crates having a coefficient of static friction of 0.25 with the floor. If the train is initially moving at a speed of 48 km/h, in how short a distance can the train be stopped at constant acceleration without causing the crates to slide over the floor? 2. Relevant equations F = ma f(s)max= u(s)N final v^2-init. v^2 = 2a*s(distance) Newton's second law? 3. The attempt at a solution I've been cracking my skull on this one... I search and found this https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=186380 however, I couldn't figure it out. Is the maximum deceleration -.25g? But when I plug that into: 0-13.33=2*a*s => -13.33/(-2*.25*9.8) = 2.72m and obviously something is wrong... Thanks in advance.