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Homework Help: Resistance & Force In Inclined Planes

  1. Jan 23, 2014 #1
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    Okay, So I Have A Physics Packet That My Teacher Handed Out On Inclined Planes. I Was Not There So I Do Not Know How To Complete The Table. I Have To Complete A Chart. The Chart Gives Me The Length Of The Incline, The Height, & The M.A. . I Know How To Calculate The M.A. But I Don't Know how To Find The Resistance & The Force. I Want To Know How You Can Calculate The Resistance & The Force By Knowing The Length & Height Of The Incline, & The M.A.

    My Attempt To Solve It :
    Length - 10 m
    Height - 5 m
    M.A. - 2
    # of Times The Force Is Multiplied - 2
    Resistance - 100 N
    Force - 50 N
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  3. Jan 24, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    What does "M.A." stand for in this case?

    To solve inclined planes problems, you draw a free body diagram and sum the forces.
    The trick is to align the coordinate axis to the surface of the plane and not the horizontal.
    Use ##\sum F=ma## in x and y directions.

    Just a pointer: when you type an English sentence, you only need to use a capital letter for the first character and for proper nouns. Caps on all words like you did makes it hard to read. Cheers.
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