we just learned the concepts of statics TODAY and were given an assignment immediately, so any help would be appreciated.
A window washer attempts to lean a ladder against a frictionless wall. He finds that the ladder slips on the ground when it is placed at an angle of less than 75◦ to the ground but remains in place when the angle is greater than 75◦. Find the coefficient of static friction between the ladder and the ground
Estimate the magnitude of the force F an average person must apply to a wheelchair’s main wheel to roll up over a sidewalk curb. This main wheel, which is the one that comes in contact with the curb, has a radius r, and the height of the curb is h.
I always have trouble with estimation problems. I don't know where to begin.
I know that:
To be static, torque - F(r)sinthetha and that Torque(net) = 0
Coefficient of static friction = F(friction) / Normal
The Attempt at a Solution
I think I might need tosplit it into components and set Fnet(x) and Fnet(y) to 0.
I need to find N and Ffriction to find Uk...
For the second question, I don't know where to start. I was never good at estimation problems.