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Homework Help: Friction homework

  1. Nov 3, 2003 #1
    A flatbed truck is carrying a 69.5 kg crate along a level road. The coefficient of static friction between the crate and the bed is 0.400. What is the maximum acceleration that the truck can have if the crate is to stay in place?
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  3. Nov 3, 2003 #2


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    Can you first calculate the force on the crate due to friction? Hint: F = [mu]s m g.

    Then how about using Newton's second law, F = ma?

    - Warren

    edit: typo
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