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Pushing a Block: frictionless to friction

  1. Oct 28, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A hand pushes a 3 kg block along a table from point A to point C as shown in the figure below. The table has been prepared so that the left half of the table (from A to B) is frictionless. The right half (from B to C) has a non-zero coefficient of friction equal to u. The hand pushes the block from A to C using a constant force of 5 N. The block starts off at rest at point A and comes to a stop when it reaches point C. The distance from A to B is 1/2 meter and the distance form B to C is also 1/2 meter.

    A) Describe in words the motion of the block as it moves from A to C.
    D) Does the magnitude of the acceleration increase, decrease, or remain the same as the block moves form B to C? Explain.

    2. Relevant equations[/b


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure how to describe the motion for part A and I put decreases ofr part D which is incorrect. Please Help!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 28, 2008 #2
    I think the answer to D is that it remains the same
     
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