# Help Drawing Free Body Diagram

• muna580
In summary, the individual is having difficulty drawing a free body diagram for a given problem and is seeking assistance. They are reminded of the direction of weight and normal forces and are given an equation to use in their solution, but are still struggling to find the correct answer.
muna580
I am trying to solve this problem but I am having a hard time drawing a free body diagram. Can someone please help me draw one so I can solve the problem

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muna580 said:
I am trying to solve this problem but I am having a hard time drawing a free body diagram. Can someone please help me draw one so I can solve the problem

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1662/untitled1pc1.jpg
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Remember that weight (a force) always points straight down, and that the normal force is perpendicular to the surface the object makes contact with. Once you have these forces figured out, the rest is given in the question.

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Is this correct?

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/6712/untitled1at2.jpg

Fcosθ = N

f = μN
f = μFcosθ

Fsinθ = mg + μFcosθ

Using that equation above Fsinθ = mg + μFcosθ, I tried to solve of F and then use Fdcosθ to get the work, I got the answer wrong.

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## What is a free body diagram?

A free body diagram is a visual representation of the forces acting on an object. It shows all the external forces acting on the object and their directions. This helps in analyzing the motion of the object.

## Why is it important to draw a free body diagram?

Drawing a free body diagram is important because it helps in understanding and analyzing the forces acting on an object. It also helps in identifying any missing or incorrect forces that may affect the accuracy of the analysis.

## How do you draw a free body diagram?

To draw a free body diagram, you need to identify all the external forces acting on the object. Then, draw a dot to represent the object and draw arrows to represent the magnitude and direction of each force. Make sure to label each force with its corresponding value and direction.

## What are some common mistakes to avoid when drawing a free body diagram?

Some common mistakes to avoid when drawing a free body diagram include forgetting to include all external forces, drawing forces with incorrect magnitudes or directions, and not labeling the forces correctly. It is also important to make sure the free body diagram accurately represents the physical situation.

## Can a free body diagram be used for objects in motion?

Yes, a free body diagram can be used for objects in motion. It is particularly useful in analyzing the forces that cause the motion of an object. By drawing a free body diagram at different points in time, you can track how the forces change and affect the object's motion.

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