1. Mar 30, 2011

### flyingpig

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7388/38804877.th.png [Broken]

The problem is EXACTLY the same.

But one thing concerns me. The answer key said the force is $$-27\mu N \hat{i}$$

From Walter Lewin's method, I got $$+27\mu N \hat{i}$$. Help?

3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Mar 31, 2011

### flyingpig

Is no one answering because no one is bothered to watch the video lol?

3. Apr 5, 2011

4. Apr 5, 2011

### Antiphon

Flip the paper over. Then your i-hat will point the same way his does.

5. Apr 5, 2011

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus

@fp: He means left to right, not top to bottom.

LOL

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6. Apr 5, 2011

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Seriously, Mr. Lewin clearly states that the force is toward the left.

Therefore, it's in the $$-\hat{i}$$ direction.

7. Apr 6, 2011

### flyingpig

If you flip the paper over, how can you see your work?

8. Apr 6, 2011

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Use thinner paper, write darker and/or use a light table.

9. Apr 6, 2011

### flyingpig

...

but what if I want to do it mathematically?

10. Apr 6, 2011

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Did you see this?

11. Apr 6, 2011

### Andrew Mason

How do you get the force going to the right?

AM