A car has a mass of 2Mg and a center of mass at G . Determine the acceleration of the car , if the rear "driving" wheels are always slipping , whereas the front wheels are free to rotate . Neglect the mass of the wheels . The coefficient of kinetic friction between the wheels and the road is 0.25 .
I want "only" to check if I understood the question.
(the rear "driving" wheels are always slipping , whereas the front wheels are free to rotate) Does it mean that the rear wheels are connected to the engine ,while the front wheels are not ?
How will neglecting the mass of the wheels simplify the problem ? My expectation : (Maybe neglecting the mass of the wheels means "mass moment of inertia*angular acceleration =0 , so rotation is neglected i.e treat the wheels as if they are translating , no rolling.)