I know I just posted about a different problem, but I think if I can figure out this problem I'll be able to do the rest of my homework. I've been gone from class for a couple days so I don't quite get this stuff...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here's the problem:

A 4.00kg block is pushed along the ceiling with a constant applied force of 85.0N that acts at an angle of 55 degrees with the horizontal. The block accelerates at 6m/s/s. Determine the coefficient of friction between the block and the ceiling.

This is what I worked out, but I doubt it's right:

For my free body diagram I had one arrow pointing away to the left as the Ff, on arrow pointing down as Fg, one arrow angling up at 55 degrees to the horizontal as Fa, and one arrow angling down at 55 degrees to the horizontal as N. (<-- I don't think I even did my free body diagram correctly...)

xFnet=Fa-N+Ff=ma

=4(6)

Ff=24

85cos(53)=51.15N (<-- this is the x-axis force of the block being pushed)

Ff=MN (<-- where M is the coefficient of friction)

24=M(51.15)

24/51.15

M=0.47

So what am I doing wrong here--I'm sure there's a bunch of things, but if you could please help me out I'd really appreciate it...

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# Homework Help: New to force problems, need some help

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