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Homework Help: Force Calculations

  1. Mar 24, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Force Calculations

    If an object is being pushed horizontally, does Fnormal always equal Fg? And Ffriction only equals Fapplied if it's at a constant velocity? I think that's how it goes, but I'm a little unsure.

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  3. Mar 24, 2008 #2


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    Yes if the force on an object is horizontal then the normal force will simply be the weight of the object. If it is on an incline then thats another matter altogether. Static friction equals the applied force to a certain point but kinetic friction is pretty much constant and proportional to the normal force.
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