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- Homework Statement
- Consider this situation: there's a wedge, where a block is lying on it. There's no friction. A horizontal acceleration is applied to the wedge. This acceleration may cause three cases: the block doesn't move with respect to the wedge; the block slides up; the block slides down.

- Homework Equations
- Newton's equation

I have some difficulties trying to understand non-inertial frames.

I have problems to notice the acceleration in these cases, from an inertial reference frame and from non inertial refrence frame.

Consider the first case, if I'm on the wedge, I see that the block doesn't move so there's no acceleration, all the forces add up to zero. But what about if I'm on an inertial frame? Which acceleration would the block have? Just horizontal acceleration, right? (Because I would see that it is moving to the right, so if I consider non inclined axis, the acceleration would be just in ##x##)

And what about the case where it is sliding up? From the non inertial frame, I would see just ##x## acceleration (if I consider inclined axis). And what if I saw it from the ground? What components would it have?

I have problems to notice the acceleration in these cases, from an inertial reference frame and from non inertial refrence frame.

Consider the first case, if I'm on the wedge, I see that the block doesn't move so there's no acceleration, all the forces add up to zero. But what about if I'm on an inertial frame? Which acceleration would the block have? Just horizontal acceleration, right? (Because I would see that it is moving to the right, so if I consider non inclined axis, the acceleration would be just in ##x##)

And what about the case where it is sliding up? From the non inertial frame, I would see just ##x## acceleration (if I consider inclined axis). And what if I saw it from the ground? What components would it have?