Frictional force, normal force and coefficient of friction

lisa1991

1. Homework Statement

Calculate the frictional force, normal force and coefficient of friction for an 0.2kg object that is lying on a 35 degree incline.

2. Homework Equations

Ff= u x Fn
F= m x a

3. The Attempt at a Solution

I managed to get FN= m x a x cos# = -9.81 x 0.2 x cos35 = 1.61 N

I have no idea how to get Ff, but when I work that out I will be able to work out coefficient (u). Thanks for any help

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tms

Since the block is not accelerating, the net force must be zero. Look at all the forces, and find their components along the incline and normal to it.

lisa1991

sorry also should have mentioned that 35 degrees is the angle the object starts to move down the slope

NascentOxygen

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sorry also should have mentioned that 35 degrees is the angle the object starts to move down the slope
Hi lisa1991! http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

At 35° the component of gravity overcomes friction, so the forces are equal and opposite. Draw a diagram showing the incline and the direction of the forces involved.

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