Say you have a dresser that is to be pushed across a floor. The height is x, the width is y, and the coefficient of static friction is u. If you apply a force F and the top left corner (height x), what is the minimum value of F so the the dresser will move across the floor?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I assumed here that the center of gravity is in the middle of the dresser somewhere. My approach to this problem would be then to calculate the torque from the force F and the torque from the torque from the friction. However, I don't really know how to factor in the width of the dresser. Does anyone have any ideas on this?

Thank you.

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