# (no friction) inclined plane acceleration

by isuru.imsd
Tags: acceleration, friction, inclined, plane
 P: 1 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations on a inclined plane an object is at stationery. β accelaration is applied horizontally towards the inclined plane(no friction at all no where) being object is at rest relative to the inclined plane.the angle of the inclined plane is θ sinθ=1/x.what is the accelaration(β). im a srilankan my physics test sum today http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/snapshot20111201.jpg/ 3. The attempt at a solution
 P: 389 If you apply an acceleration $\beta$ against an incline plane then you are applying a force $m \beta$ against that plane and the plane pushes back with a normal force with equal strength but with a different direction. Calculate the force pushing your object up and set this equal to the force of gravity pulling it down $mg$ and you're done. Alternatively parameterize gravity and the pushing force into new components parallel to the ramp and solve for these being equal.