Friction of suitcase on a conveyor belt

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A baggage handler drops your 10 kg suitcase onto a conveyor belt running at 2.0 m/s the materials are such that myoo (i think that's what its called, the coeffectient of friction) kinetic - .3 static - .5. How far is your suitcase dragged before it is ridding smoothly on the belt?


The only thing i need to know is if there is an equation for this i don't know of any that are relivent to this. Thanks you guys are great!
 

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Jasonp914 said:
myoo

It's pronounced that way, but it's spelled "mu".

The only thing i need to know is if there is an equation for this i don't know of any that are relivent to this. Thanks you guys are great!

It's not just an equation, you have to analyze the problem. This problem is a bit more involved than the standard Physics I problem because you have to use both kinematics and dynamics. You'll need to start by drawing the free body diagram for the suitcase and summing the forces.
 

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