(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Consider a glass of mass m starting at x=0 and sliding on a table of LENGTH H. For what initial velocites V(naught) will the glass fall off the table if the only force is Coulomb friction?

2. Relevant equations

Fcoulomb = -c(dx/dt) where c >0 and is defined as the friction coefficient.

3. The attempt at a solution

I assumed that we need to find the min initial velocity such that the glass just barely falls off. Thus the initital velocitIES will be all those values greater than V(naught). Sum of the Forces in the x direction are : coulomb friction + F(the initial push). Can I solve this system by saying m*d^2x/dt^2) -c(dx/dt) = 0 with differential equations?

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Coulomb Friction and Motion

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