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I Finding acceleration of snow boarder

  1. Apr 26, 2016 #1
    Consider a snow boarder going up a 5.5° slope. Assume the coefficient of friction for waxed wood on wet snow is μk=0.10 and he is moving in the positive direction.
    Calculate the magnitude of the acceleration of the snow boarder in m/s2.
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  3. Apr 26, 2016 #2
    Homework problem?
  4. Apr 26, 2016 #3
    Practice problem
  5. Apr 26, 2016 #4
    All right. So the procedure is to first draw a diagram showing all the forces on the body, then specifying a coordinate system, which specifies what you mean by "moving in the positive direction." The diagram is called a free body diagram. Once you draw the diagram, we can take the next steps easily.
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  7. Apr 26, 2016 #6
    This is the FBD, but I do not think it's correct.
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