Desperately need help with homework.

  1. 1.The coefficient of static friction between the m = 2.90 kg crate and the 35.0° incline of Figure P4.41 is 0.340. What minimum force vector F must be applied to the crate perpendicular to the incline to prevent the crate from sliding down the incline?


    2.A box of books weighing 250 N is shoved across the floor of an apartment by a force of 360 N exerted downward at an angle of 34.9° below the horizontal. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between box and floor is 0.57, how long does it take to move the box 3.80 m, starting from rest?


    3.Objects with masses m1 = 8.0 kg and m2 = 4.00 kg are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley as in Figure P4.30. If, when the system starts from rest, m2 falls 1.00 m in 1.70 s, determine the coefficient of kinetic friction between m1 and the table.




    Desperately need help dont have a clue what to do.
     
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  3. Kurdt

    Kurdt 4,941
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    I'm afraid you need to attempt these yourself before you can receive help. I can't believe you have no clue what to do. Do you have class notes or a book reference from which to read about friction?
     
  4. OK I looked and I managed to figure out the third one but I just can seems to figure out how to start 1 and 2 give me something to just start I dont want the answer that wont help me.
     
  5. Kurdt

    Kurdt 4,941
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    Basically for the first one you'll have to resolve the forces on the box, work out the friction and then see how much more force is required to make the friction equal the force resolved parallel to the plane.

    Question 2 is similar and is mainly about resolving forces.
     
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