Not schoolwork but a question we have been looking at for awhile at work.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Basically we want to know if I can push a rectangular toolbox thing off of 1 counter and have it land on another.

The box is 4kg

The height difference between the 2 shelves is .5m

Distance between the 2 is lets say 2m

2. Relevant equations

a = 9.8m/sec/sec

mass = 4kg

f = m x a

d = 2m

So basically I need to know how to determine the trajectory of the object at x force so I can determine how much force I need to use to move it to the desired final position. If I could find a formula that would let me say use 1newton(i think thats what force is in) of force against it I could see where it would be after 2m of distance then just continue up until I reach the force I need to make it land on the other side (if its possible for me to even exert that much force.

3. The attempt at a solution

kinda tried on some paper but I dont know how to get the formula to figure out the trajectory because the object will be moving forward and dropping at the same time at different rates depending on the force and such. Any help? Im more then happy to spend some time working on it I just dont know where to start!

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# Homework Help: Determining D traveled by xForce. (notschoolwork)

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