Acceleration on an inclined plane

  1. This is more a general case question than a specific problem. Say you have a box on an inclined plane and you break the forces into the components, sum the forces in Y and X. If you keep your X and Y axis' the way they usually are (don't make the X axis along the inclined plane) and the box is sliding up or down the plane is your acceleration in the Y 0, thus making the sum of your forces in the Y direction 0? Thanks
     
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  3. Hootenanny

    Hootenanny 9,677
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    That depends whether your moving at a constant velocity or not :rolleyes:
     
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