# Homework Help: Ramp motion

1. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The block of weight of 100N is pulled by a rope over a pulley of small block with m kg . A 200N forec also acts horizontally as shown . If thge kinetic coefficient = 0.25 , static coefficient = 0.3 , determine whether the block is moving when the block is in moving or impending motion ?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
200cos20 - 0.3( 100x9.81xsin30 + 200sin20 ) =20.2 N , what should i do next ?
how to find the acceleration of 2 blocks , i have no idea , can someone point it out ?

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2. Jan 9, 2016

### haruspex

The question statement seems a bit garbled. Please post the exact wording.
It looks like you are only being asked to decide whether it will move. If so, you do not care about the resulting acceleration. Just treat it as a statics problem.
The weight is given in N. It is not a 100kg mass.
Where does the sin 30 come from?
What about the component of gravity down the ramp?

3. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

given that m = 2kg
sorry , it should be sin20
for the component of force down the slope is 100(9.81)sin20 - 200cos 20 = 733N , what is the next steps?

4. Jan 9, 2016

### haruspex

I repeat, it is a 100N weight, not a 100kg mass. Think about that.
In your original expression, you had three forces acting parallel to the slope. Now you are showing only two. How many are there altogether?

5. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

its's stated in the diagram , 100kg mass.....

6. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

so the total force down the plane = 100(9.81)sin20 -200cos20 -0.3 ( 200sin20 +100(9.81)sin20 ) = -149.9N , ???

7. Jan 9, 2016

### haruspex

Ok, so you stated it wrongly in the original post:
Nearly right. Always be suspicious when you see the same force contributing two terms with the same trig function (sine in this case), one with the coefficient of friction and one without.

Also, there is one more force you have not mentioned.

8. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

the total force down the plane = 100(9.81)sin20 -200cos20 -0.3 ( 200sin20 +100(9.81)sin20 )-2(9.81) = -170N ?

9. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

as Fs= 0.3( 200sin20 +100(9.81)sin20 ) = 297N
resultant force down the plane = 100(9.81)sin20 -200cos20-2(9.81) = 128N , so the object will not moving ,and remain stationary ? as F is less than Fs

10. Jan 9, 2016

### haruspex

As I hinted in post #7, the second term in 0.3 ( 200sin20 +100(9.81)sin20 ) is wrong. What is the normal force resulting from gravity?
Also, bear in mind that your equation assumes the frictional force is at its maximum value. It could be less.

11. Jan 9, 2016

### goldfish9776

Fs= 0.3( 200sin20 +100(9.81)cos20 ) = 297N
resultant force down the plane = 100(9.81)sin20 -200cos20-2(9.81) = 128N , so the object will not moving ,and remain stationary ? as F is less than Fs

12. Jan 9, 2016

### haruspex

Yes, though to be more accurate, the Fs there is, as I said, the maximum magnitude of the frictional force. In principle, the block could move either way, so what you need to check is whether |Fs|>|F|, which it is.
The last part of the question is worded strangely. Is this a translation?
I think it is asking two questions
1. Whether the block will start to move from rest (which you have answered)
2. Whether it would continue to move if it is, by some means, already moving.