Mechanics: Vectors and Forces in Two-Dimensions

Vectors and Forces in 2-D: Audio Guided Solution

Problem 22:

Anna Litical and Noah Formula now place a 1.38-kg brick on a wooden board and incline the board at 24.0° above the horizontal. The coefficient of friction between the brick and the board is 0. 328. Determine the net force and the acceleration of the brick. Use the structure provided with the free body diagram shown below.

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