(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A crate is sitting on the back of a truck at 20 m/s with a μ of 0.4. With what acceleration can the truck stop without having the crate slide?

2. Relevant equations

I'm not sure if I am supposed to use this equation:

a = μ(9.8)

3. The attempt at a solution

a = 0.4(9.8) = 3.92 m/s^2.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Friction stopping problem

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**