1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Velocity of Inclined plane

  1. Oct 30, 2013 #1
    Hello Friends, I am not able to solve a problem of my text book
    A block of mass m slides on a inclined plane of mass M, then What is the velocity of inclined plane when mass m reaches the ground ? ("All surfaces are friction less and the height of inline plane is H and the angle of inclination from ground is a.")

    I am am to solve this problem by using force concept but its very long.
    I am trying to find a way to solve this problem by using conservation of momentum as there is no force acting in x-axis.

    Thanx in Advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 30, 2013 #2
  4. Oct 30, 2013 #3
    Let N1 represent the (normal) force that the mass M exerts on m, and Let N2 represent the (normal) force that the ground exerts on the inclined plane. Now draw free body diagrams for both m and M that show the forces acting on these masses. Write force balances in the horizontal and vertical directions for each of the masses.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted