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A student wants to determine the coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction between a box and a plank. She places the box on the plank and gradually raises one end of the plank. When the angle of inclination with the horizontal reaches 30°, the box starts to slip, and it slides 2.4 m down the plank in 3.6 s at constant acceleration.
(a) What is the coefficient of static friction?
(b) What is the coefficient of kinetic friction?
a) tan 30
b) write the equation of motion, with a retarding force proportional to the kinetic friction coefficient, Uk. Compute the acceleration from the fact it takes 3.6 s to make it down the plank, starting at zero velocity. Solve for Uk
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