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How to find the minium coefficient of static friction? 
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Mar2910, 10:03 AM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
For a system (with frictionless pulley) Mewsubk = .25 and the system is initially at rest. The mass of block 1 is 16 kg and the mass of block 2 is 12 kg. Determine the minimum coefficient of static friction needed to prevent any movement. 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I have no idea how to figure it out. I figured out the acceleration to be 2.8m/s^2 because: a= 12kg*9.8m/s^2  .25*16kg*9.8m/s^2/(16kg+12kg) I figured out the tension in the connecting string to be 84 N because: T=mewsubk*m1g+m1a Any help on how to figure out minimum coefficient of static friction? 


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