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What is the maximum speed at which a car can round a curve of 25-m radius on a level road if the...

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What is the maximum speed at which a car can round a curve of 25-m radius on a level road if the coefficient of static friction between the tires and road is 0.80?

Centripetal Force:

Centripetal Force is a force pulling us toward the center of a curve when we travel on a circular path. Other forces and help to offset this force, such as friction. By knowing the frictional conditions of a roadway, we can determine the maximum safe speed of travel.

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To find the maximum speed of the car, we must find the slip-point: the speed at which the centripetal force and the force of friction are the same.

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Centripetal Force: Definition, Examples & Problems

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 20
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After watching this video, you should be able to explain what centripetal force is, identify the centripetal force in a particular situation, and solve problems using the centripetal force equation. A short quiz will follow.


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