# The maximum height within a bowl using friction.

1. Jun 14, 2010

### w451208

An ant is trying to climb out of a semi spherical bowl that has a radius of 10cm. The static coefficient is .03. How high can the ant reach before it slides back down to the center of the bowl.

2. Jun 15, 2010

### K^2

Try using $tan(\theta)=\mu$ with $\theta$ being angle of the surface from horizontal.