Physics

A highly polished block of wood is given a push that sets it sliding across a polished floor.

a) what path does it take?
b) why does it gradually slow down?
c) what change would take place in the motion of the block of wood if the friction between it and the floor were increased?????

PLEASE EXPLAIN CLEARLY.. ITS A TEST REVIEW QUESTION & I NEED TO UNDERSTAND IT FOR MY TEST ON FRIDAY!!! THANK U!

Let's hear your ideas first. These questions are not hard. Think about friction, which opposes motion and acts in the opposite direction to motion.

We will be happy to critique your thoughts.

yeah its not hard 4 u but i need help ok........

The forces that are exerted on the block are small, so the block will move in a straight line and will only very gradually slow down. If the friction is increased then it will slow down faster.

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