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                                                A 30 kg block sits on a ramp that is 2 meters long at a

                                                45 degree angle. It slides down the ramp with NO friction.

                                                                                    Then it slides along the rough floor

                                                                                    and stops after 10 meters.

                                                                                    What is the coefficient of friction

                                                                        between the block and the floor?



            2 parts: ramp and floor


            Mass of block=30 kg

            Weight of block=W=mg=30*9.8=294 N

            Parallel force down ramp=Wsin =294*sin45=207.89 N

            Acceleration= Fnet=Fparallel=207.89=mA, 207.89=30*A, A= 207.89/30=6.93 m/s2

            Distance= 2

            Initial velocity=0

            Final velocity= sqrt (2*A*D)= sqrt (2*6.93*2)=5,26 m/s



            Initial velocity= 5.26 m/s

            Final velocity= 0

            Weight of block= 294 N

            Normal force= 294 N

            Distance= 10 m

            Deacceleration= Vi2/2D = 5.262/(2*10) =-1.386 m/s2

            Force friction=Fnet=mA=30*1.389=41.6 N=uFn =u (294)

            Coefficient of friction= 41.6/294=.14


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