30 Dec Skid marks on a drag race track indicate that the
Skid marks on a drag race track indicate that the rear (drive) wheels of a car slip for the first 60 ft of the 1320-ft track. (a) Knowing that the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.60, determine the shortest possible time for the car to travel the initial 60-ft portion of the track if it starts from rest with its front wheels just off the ground. (b) Determine the minimum time for the car to run the whole race if, after skidding for 60 ft, the wheels roll without sliding for the remainder of the race. Assume for the rolling portion of the race that 60 percent of the weight is on the rear wheels and that the coefficient of static friction is 0.85. Ignore air resistance and rolling resistance.