2 inclined plane problems, one with pulleys

In summary, the conversation discusses the solution to the first problem, where the condition Sinθ < µk*cosθ leads to the conclusion that θ should be less than arctan µk. The approach used in part b involves finding the net force and deriving acceleration, which is then used in the equation Vf^2 = Vi^2 +2ad to obtain the result d = -V0^2 / 2(gsinθ - µk*gcosθ). However, the person is having difficulty with the second question and is seeking help.
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For the a part of the first problem I did this: mgsinθ < µk*mgcosθ
Sinθ < µk*cosθ
Tanθ < µk so θ should be less than arctan µk
For part b of the first problem I found the net force on x-axis and derived acceleration from there. Then I used that acceleration in Vf^2 = Vi^2 +2ad which gave me the result => d = -V0^2 / 2(gsinθ - µk*gcosθ)
I'm not really sure about these but at least I was able to get results. I'm really having problems with the second question though. I'd really appreciate some help. Thanks in advance.

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Well done on the first question, but you need to show some attempt on the second, per forum rules.
 

Related to 2 inclined plane problems, one with pulleys

1. How do pulleys affect the effort required to move an object up an inclined plane?

Pulleys can decrease the amount of effort needed to move an object up an inclined plane by distributing the weight of the object between multiple ropes and pulleys. This reduces the overall force required to overcome the weight of the object.

2. Can pulleys increase the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane?

Yes, pulleys can increase the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane by reducing the amount of effort needed to move an object. The more pulleys used, the greater the mechanical advantage.

3. How does friction affect the movement of an object on an inclined plane with pulleys?

Friction can decrease the efficiency of a pulley system on an inclined plane by adding resistance to the movement of the object. This can result in a higher effort required to move the object and reduce the mechanical advantage.

4. Are there any disadvantages to using pulleys in an inclined plane problem?

One potential disadvantage of using pulleys in an inclined plane problem is the added complexity and potential for mechanical failures. Additionally, if the pulleys are not properly maintained, they can introduce additional friction and decrease the efficiency of the system.

5. How can I calculate the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane with pulleys?

The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane with pulleys can be calculated by dividing the weight of the object by the force required to move it. This can be determined by measuring the length of the inclined plane and the number of pulleys used, and using equations such as the Law of Sines to calculate the effort required to move the object.

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