A 50 kg block on a frictionless inclined plane experiences a horizontal force. The plane is inclined at 30 degrees.
a- If the block moves up the ramp with a constant velocity, find the magintude of 'F'.
b- Suppose the block accelerates up the ramp at 0.5 m/s^2. Find 'F' now.
EF = ma...?
The Attempt at a Solution
I drew a diagram with F going left on the x, nx going right on the x, ny going up on the y, and w going down on the y.
Do I need to find a maginitude for the normal force? How can I do that? I believe nx = F and ny = w, but where do I go from there, if that's even correct?