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A Friction Problem

  1. Mar 12, 2006 #1
    Hi, I got stuck on this and need help...

    So, the given info are:
    theta = 10 degrees
    force, applied = -2.00 x 10^4 N
    and mew k = 0.797
    gravity = 9.81 m/s^2

    Is that right? Now this is where I'm stuck.. I'm not sure what I need to find first and the equations to use to find it...

    Please help... thank you!
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  3. Mar 12, 2006 #2
    Draw an free body diagram remembering the fact that the normal force will be applied normal to the surface. Have you solved any sliding questions before using friction?
  4. Mar 12, 2006 #3
    Yes, I've drawn a free body diagram, but I'm not sure how to solve it now.

    I have not solved questions using friction before.

    Do I need to find the x and y components and go from there?
  5. Mar 12, 2006 #4


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    Yes, you need to resolve components so that they are all either parallel or perpendicular to the inclined plane.
  6. Mar 15, 2006 #5
    Alright, I've gotten it. Thank you, everyone.
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