phsyics
posted by nate .
To move a large crate across a rough floor, you push on it with a force F at an angle of 21¨¬ below the horizontal. The mass of the crate is 31 kg, ¥ìs is 0.57, and ¥ìk is 0.45. Find the force necessary to start the crate moving

x: Fcosα –F(fr) =0
y: NmgFsinα = 0 =>
N= mg+Fsinα
Fcosα =F(fr) =μ⒦•N = μ⒦• (mg+Fsinα)
F= μ⒦•m•g/ (cosα  μ⒦•sinα) =
=0.45•31•9.8/(cos400.45•sin40) = 286.7 N
(this is the force that necessary to move)
F= μ⒮•m•g/ (cosα  μ⒮•sinα) =
=0.57•31•9.8/(cos400.57•sin40) = 433.3 N
(this is the force that necessary to start the motion)