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Homework Help: Friction on an inclined plane

  1. Dec 2, 2003 #1
    I need help with a problem. In the book, the mass, the elevation of the inclined plane, and the acceleration are given. I am told to find the kinetic Friction coefficient. What equation(s) would I use to solve this problem?
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  3. Dec 2, 2003 #2

    Doc Al

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    You have to read more of the book than just the problems!:smile:

    You'll need to understand Fnet = ma; you'll need to identify the forces acting on the mass; you'll need to find the components of those forces parallel and perpendicular to the surface of the plane; you'll need to understand that Ffriction = μN, where N is the normal force.

    Have fun!
  4. Dec 2, 2003 #3
    Thank you so soo soooooooo much!
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