A very strong 100kg man is having a tug-of-war with a 1500kg elephant. The coefficient of static friction for both on the ground is 0.9. Find the force that would be needed to move the elephant.
Physics - drwls, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:50am
The force needed to move the elephant, by slipping,
F = Melephant*g*0.9 = 13,230 N,
would cause the human to slip first.
The problem doesn't make sense to me.