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Homework Statement
a rope wraps around an angle theta around a pole. You grab one end and pull with a tension T. The other end is attached to a large object say a boat. If the coefficient of stating friction between rope and pole is mu, what is the largest force the rope can exert on the boat, if the rope is not to slip around pole.
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The Attempt at a Solution
I know the solution to the question. What I am curious about is what is the intuition behind the friction in this problem. Which way does the friction force act, and how would you put it on your free body diagram. I need some hints/ intution.
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