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Help Needed For Calculating The Minimum

  1. Sep 24, 2006 #1
    I RECENTLY GOT STUCK SOLVING THIS PROBLEM WHERE I WASN'T ABLE TO DIFFRENTIATE PROPERLY.THE PROBLEM GOES HERE BY.

    Q. A BLOCK OF MASS m IS KEPT ON THE TOP OF THE WEDGE HAVING AN ANGLE OF INCLINATION a .THE FRICTION COEFFECIENT OF FRICTION BETWEEN THE BLOCK AND THE HYPOTENUSE OF THE WEDGE IS 'k'.THE LENGTH OF THE BASE OF THE ROD IS b . FOR WHAT VALUE OF ANGLE a WILL THE TIME OF SLIDING BE LEAST?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    Show what you've done and we can take a look.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2006 #3
    question is infront of u and pls solve it,
     
  5. Sep 25, 2006 #4

    Doc Al

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    :rofl: Nice try! But I want you to solve it.

    Where did you get stuck?
     
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