by future_vet
 P: 169 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data When you sit on a chair, the resultant force on you is ..? 3. The attempt at a solution Down, because of gravity? 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In the absence of an external force, a moving object will: stop immediately slow down and eventually come to a stop MY ANSWER go faster and faster move with constant velocity 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An object is placed on an inclined plane. The angle of the incline is gradually increased until the object begins to slide. The angle at which this occurs is theta. What is the coefficient of static friction between the object and the plane? 2. Relevant equations tan(theta) That's what I understood, but I need to make sure... Thanks!
 P: 112 All of your answers are incorrect. Try again, draw force diagrams and really think these problems through.
 P: 169 For the first one, the force on the chair is down, but the force on me is up... Would this be correct?
 P: 169 Easy physics questions, please check my answers... For the second one, I reviewed the laws, and I would say that the velocity would stay constant (unless some external force came into play). Would this be correct?
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 Quote by future_vet For the first one, the force on the chair is down, but the force on me is up... Would this be correct?

EDIT -- And I believe that your answer for the 3rd one is correct, $$\mu_s = tan( \Theta )$$
 P: 169 Are you absolutely sure my last answer is incorrect?... The Prenhall website has the same question. I entered an answer other than tan to make sure, and I got: An object is placed on an inclined plane. The angle of incline is gradually increased until the object begins to slide. The angle at which this occurs is θ. What is the coefficient of static friction between the object and the plane? Your Answer: sin θ Correct Answer: tan θ
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 Quote by berkeman Yes, that's better. For the second question, start with F=ma.
You mean that if F doesn't change, and m doesn't change, a will be constant?
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 Quote by future_vet For the second one, I reviewed the laws, and I would say that the velocity would stay constant (unless some external force came into play). Would this be correct?
That is correct.
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 Quote by future_vet You mean that if F doesn't change, and m doesn't change, a will be constant?
No, I mean that if there is no external force, the acceleration is zero. And you correctly inferred that this means the velocity is constant.
 P: 169 Thank you!
 P: 3 the resultant force on me is mg upward where m is my mass angd is acceleration due to gravity
 P: 3 in absence of external force body moves with constant velocity

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