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For a table on a rough surface, if i give it a push

  1. Sep 2, 2003 #1
    for a table on a rough surface, if i give it a push, it would slide for a distance then topple over..what cause it to topple over?
    why the friction would not just stop the table from moving??
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2003 #2

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    The friction force is only acting on the legs of the table, not the top. What stops the top of the table from moving?
     
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