(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A block of Mass 0.5Kg rests on the inclined surface of a wedge of mass 2Kg. The wedge is acted on by a horizontal force that slides on a frictionless surface.

note that the force is towards the box on the incline and not away from it.

a) If the coefficient of static friction between the wedge and the block is u=0.8 and the angle of the incline is 35 degrees, find the maximum and minimum values for F for which the block does not slip.

3. The attempt at a solution

I set up the i and j vectors for the block and the ramp. I solved the general equations of friction between the two. Not sure what to do from there.

Both these questions have been eating away at me today.

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