It's an MCQ from the book : Concepts of Physics- by HC Verma
Choose the correct alternative
Q. In order to stop a car in shortest distance on a horizontal road, one should:
a) apply the brakes very hard so that the wheel stops rotating.
b) apply the brakes hard enough to just prevent slipping.
c) pump the brakes (press and release...).
d) shut the engine off and not apply brakes.
One can easily rule out the possibility of c) and d), but I am actually confused in parts a) and b). I want to compare cases a) and b) in detail.. Could anyone possibly help!??
Note that answer given in the solutions is option a).