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Sliding Blocks Problem

  1. Oct 25, 2004 #1
    Two blocks, a one foot cubic block in sitting on top a four foot cubic block. Both blocks are moving forward at 36 fps and instantly begin to decelerate...the larger block with cof of .9 (-28.98 fps/sqr) and the top block with cof of .3 (-9.66 fps/sqr).

    Trying to determine the time/distance the bottom block will travel to when the top block travels the four feet and falls off the bottom block.

    Whew! Appreciate the homework help with this one...the kid is getting too smart for me.

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 26, 2004 #2
    Try to combine both of the declerations, and then use the x=1/2at(sqr).
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