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Homework Help: Slip or tip?

  1. Jan 14, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A glass of water with a mass of 500 g is being pushed horizontally at thetop across a table. The base is 1.5 cm in diameter and i is 5.0 cm tall. The coefficient of static friction is 0.20. Will it slip or tip?

    2. Relevant equations

    Not entirely sure.


    3. The attempt at a solution

    This seems fairly basic, but for some reason I can't seem to wrap my mind around it. Just a push in the right direction, starting me off properly, would help immensely.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2007 #2

    Hootenanny

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    Welcome to the Forums Mr. Moose :tongue:

    HINT: Torques :wink:
     
  4. Jan 14, 2007 #3

    robphy

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    Here's a "push": Draw a Free-Body Diagram.
     
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