Problem: A car travels around a flat curve. If the radius of curvature is 150 m, the car has a mass of 1500 kg, and the car wants to be able to round the curve at 25 m/s, what is the minimum coefficient of static friction between the tires and the ground required?

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A car travels around a flat curve. If the radius of curvature is 150 m, the car has a mass of 1500 kg, and the car wants to be able to round the curve at 25 m/s, what is the minimum coefficient of static friction between the tires and the ground required?

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