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Homework Help: Acceleration down slope constant or increasing?

  1. Oct 14, 2007 #1
    Just a simple question, theres a mass on an incline surface and if the parallel force is greater than the frictional force would the mass be accelerating at a constant rate or increasing rate?
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    Ask yourself: Are the forces acting on the mass constant or increasing?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2007 #3
    Im pretty sure constant?

    Sorry if it seems stupid, just puzzled (I dont do physics)

    Appreciate the help
     
  5. Oct 14, 2007 #4

    Doc Al

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    Right. So the resulting acceleration is constant. Which means the velocity is changing.

    The only stupid question is the one you don't ask--and then it appears on the next test! :smile:
     
  6. Oct 14, 2007 #5
    Ok thank you very much, Im doing a math task on vectors you see :)
     
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