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Classical Mechanics

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Maximum Safe Speed of a Car Around a Curve

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A car is driving along a curved, horizontal road with a certain radius of curvature. The road does not bank.

Select ALL that apply. To increase the maximum speed at which the car can drive along the road, without slipping off the road, we need to

A

decrease the radius of the curvature.

B

increase the radius of the curvature.

C

increase the mass of the car.

D

decrease the mass of the car.

E

increase the coefficient of friction between the road and the car tires.