1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Acceleration and friction force

  1. Nov 4, 2006 #1
    hi!
    if i were to push a carton, and the friction force was 200 newtons..
    how much force would i have to exert so the box is accelerating at 2m/s/s?
    i don't know how to calculate it because the mass of the carton is not given..anysuggestions?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 4, 2006 #2

    verty

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Perhaps they want an algebraic answer. I would call the mass x and derive a formula.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...
Similar Threads for Acceleration friction force Date
Maximum acceleration of train Jan 30, 2018
Acceleration of the object, distance, kinematic coefficient Apr 3, 2017
Calculate the minimum force Jan 6, 2017
Help understanding answers: kinetic friction Oct 19, 2016