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Homework Help: Sliding heavy crate across rough floor

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    You are trying to move a heavy crate by sliding it across a rough floor. Identify the forces involved in actually getting it to move.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    forces of gravity, air resistance, friction??
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2


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    Re: forces

    Yes, all those forces are acting on the block, but which are actually involved in moving the block? That is the question. Also, you are missing one force.

    HINT: What is the person pushing the block doing?

    It may help to draw a free body diagram.
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