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## Homework Statement

A refrigerator is approximately a uniform parallelepiped h = 8 ft tall, w = 3 ft wide, and d = 2 ft deep. It sits upright on a truck with its 3 ft dimension in the direction of travel. Assume that the refrigerator cannot slide on the truck and that its mass is 130 kg. For the first three parts of this problem, the rope shown in the picture is not there.

a) When the truck is not accelerating, what is the normal force exerted on the refrigerator by the truck bed?

N = N *

1274 OK

b) If the truck now accelerates at 3 m/s2, what is the horizontal force exerted on the refrigerator by the truck bed?

f = N *

390 OK

c) What is the maximum acceleration the truck can have such that the refrigerator does not tip over?

amax = m/s2

d) Suppose now that a rope connects the top of the refrigerator with the cab of the truck, which now accelerates at twice the acceleration calculated in (c). The refrigerator lifts off slightly at the front but is held in place by the horizontal rope. Find the tension in the rope.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

for c) Στ=0 for the fridge to not fall

Στ=m*a*R*h/w-m*g*R*w/h

a=g

a=9.81 m/s^2

this is wrong

for d) i believe i have to set my answer up like this

Στ=0 for the fridge to not fall

Στ=m*a*R*h/w-m*g*R*w/h-T*2*R*h/w