A box of mass 80kg is pulled along a horizontal floor by a rope.
The rope is pulled with a force of 100N and the rope is inclined at (20 °) to the horizontal
1. Explain Briefly why the box cannot be equilibrium if the floor is smooth.
(In Fact the floor is not smooth and the box is in equilibrium )
2. Calculate The Frictional Force Between The box and the floor and also the normal reaction of the floor on the box
The Maximum value of the frictional force between the box and the floor is 120N and the box is now pulled along the floor with the rope always inclined 20° to the horizontal
3. Calculate the force with which the rope must be pulled for the box to move at a constant speed.
4. Calculate the acceleration of the box if the rope is pulled with a force of 140N
F = ma
The Attempt at a Solution
1.Once after the force being applied of angle 20, the Normal force will also being bend 20 degree so that it is not in a equilibrium state (Correct Me If Im Wrong)
100 cos 20 - F = 0 ----1
R+ 100 sin 20 - 40 =0
R = -14.2020
tan F/R = μ (Coefficient of Friction)
tan ( -93.9693 / -14.2020 )
μ = 0.115979928
3.Min Force to be applied
(80kg x 9.81 ) sin 20 = 268.4174
F = 268.4174N > 120 N ( already overcome the frictional force between the floor and the box)
4. Acceleration of the box ,140N applied