Acceleration down slope constant or increasing?

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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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Doc Al
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Ask yourself: Are the forces acting on the mass constant or increasing?
 
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Ask yourself: Are the forces acting on the mass constant or increasing?
Im pretty sure constant?

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

Appreciate the help
 
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Im pretty sure constant?
Right. So the resulting acceleration is constant. Which means the velocity is changing.

Sorry if it seems stupid, just puzzled (I dont do physics)
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask--and then it appears on the next test! :smile:
 
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Ok thank you very much, Im doing a math task on vectors you see :)
 

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