|MLA Citation:||Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 62"|
How Everything Works 19 Apr 2018. 19 Apr 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=62>.
A car starts its motion when the engine of the car exerts a torque on its wheels. These wheels begin to rotate. However, the wheels are again touching the ground and the ground exerts a frictional force on the wheels to keep them from skidding. This frictional force not only opposes the wheels' angular acceleration, it also causes the wheels and the car to which those wheels are attached to accelerate horizontally.