A block rests on a horizontal surface with a rope attached. Assume the block is a pointlike particle in order that any moments on the box can be neglected. If kinetic friction opposes the motion of the block as it is dragged by a tensile force induced on the block by the rope, then what angle above the horizontal should the rope be pulled if the acceleration of the box is to be maximized for any given mass and tension? Hint: the solution is quite a simple answer(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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