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Banked Highway Curve

1. Highway curves are usually banked at an angle theta such that the horizontal component of the reaction force of the road on the car traveling at the design velocity equals the required centripetal force. Find the proper banking angle for a car making a turn of radius r at velocity v.

Please see the force diagram in the attached file.


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It shows how to find the proper banking angle of the highway. The solution is detailed and well presented.