Why is it desirable to keep the wheels rolling on the ice without locking up?

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When a moving car encounters a patch of ice the brakes are applied, why is it desirable to keep the wheels rolling on the ice without locking up? Please explain the engineering/mechanical and scientific aspects of this. 

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