Free body diagram of a car

  • Thread starter TylerK
  • Start date
  • #1
4
0

Homework Statement


A car pushes a block across the floor. (assume that it is moving from left to the right)

Draw a free body diagram for the car showing: Force by block on car. Force of friction. Force of Gravity. Normal force.

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



Normal force Straight up, gravity straight down. Force of box on car going left + force of friction going left.
 
Last edited:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
13
0
alright, i'll attach something for you

Note: Remember that no matter what your object is, it will remain as a box. Do not bother into details, only what that object (or system) it is.
 

Attachments

Last edited:
  • #3
4
0
is "force by rabbit" the same as force of car on rabbit? I interpreted that as the equal and opposite reaction push back onto the car from the rabbit.
 
  • #4
13
0
they are action-reaction pairs I think, but no, they are seperate forces. Remember to label each one with a different name.
 
  • #5
PhanthomJay
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
7,165
507

Homework Statement


A car pushes a block across the floor. (assume that it is moving from left to the right)

Draw a free body diagram for the car showing: Force by block on car. Force of friction. Force of Gravity. Normal force.
when did the block change into a rabbit?
Normal force Straight up, gravity straight down. Force of box on car going left + force of friction going left.
if the friction force on car and force of block on car both point left, how does the car move to the right?
 

Related Threads on Free body diagram of a car

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
16K
Replies
7
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
16K
Top