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Laws of motion Questions

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Two horizontal forces $F_1=100\,\mathrm{N}$ and $F_2=25\, \mathrm{N}$ act on the 5 kg block as indicated in the figure. If $\theta =60{}^\circ $, what is the horizontal acceleration of the block and the normal force acted on it? Neglect friction.

Consider the situation depicted below where the base of the triangular inclined plane structure has length $\mathrm{L}$.There is no friction between the mass $m_1$ and the inclined plane. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the inclined plane (with mass $m_2$) and the ground is ${\mu }_k$.
What is the magnitude of the force $\mathrm{F}$ necessary to have the mass $m_1$ stationary with respect to the moving inclined plane?

A car drives around a flat curve with radius $r=85\ \mathrm{m}$ at a speed of $v=20\ \mathrm{m/s}$. What is the minimum coefficient of static friction required to keep the car from slipping?

Since we want rolling without slipping and there is a circular motion so the static friction provides the centripetal force acting on the car. Apply Newton's 2${}^{nd}$ law for rotational motions to the car as $\mathrm{\Sigma }F_r=ma_r$
\[F_r=f_{s,max}\Rightarrow \ {\mu }_sN=\frac{mv^2}{r}\Rightarrow \ {\mu }_s=\frac{mv^2}{rN}\] 
Since the car move in the flat circle, $N=mg$. Therefore 
\[\therefore \ {\mu }_s=\frac{v^2}{rg}=\frac{{20}^2}{\left(85\right)\left(9.8\right)}=0.48\ \] 
 

This figure illustrates a centrifuge machine.The structure consists of a horizontal and rotating circular metal disk of diameter D from which medicine of mass $M$ are suspended at the bottom of massless tube of length d. when the system rotates at constant speed, the tube makes an angle $\theta $ with vertical.
Consider $D=0.08\ \mathrm{m}$ , $d=0.1\,\mathrm{m}$ , $\theta =53{}^\circ $
(a) If the magnitude of the normal force ($N$) acting on the medicine is $0.98\ \mathrm{N}$, finding the mass $M$ of the medicine in the tube,
(b) Find the linear speed ($v$) of the rotating tube.

An automobile travelling $40\ \mathrm{m/s}$ goes around a curve with a radius of $200\ \mathrm{m}$. 
(a) What is the acceleration of the automobile?
(b) If the road is not banked, what coefficient of friction is required to keep the automobile from sliding across the road?
(c) At what angle must the road bank to prevent sliding in the absence of friction at tis speed?
(d) At what angle calculated above, what coefficient of friction is required to keep a parked car from sliding off the road?
(e) If the moving automobile consumes $50\ $horsepower ($37.7\ \mathrm{kW}$), what is the drag force acting on it?

A mass of $m=8\ \mathrm{kg}$ is being pulled up a $30\ \mathrm{m}$ tall elevator shaft by an engine that exerts a force of $100\ \mathrm{N}$. How long does it take to reach the top of the shaft if it starts at rest?

First from Newton's second law find the acceleration of the mass and then from kinematic relations finds the time required. 
Let the direction of the motion of the elevator be the positive of coordinate system.

\begin{gather*}
\mathrm{\Sigma }F=ma\to F-mg=ma \\
\Rightarrow a=\frac{F}{m}-g=\frac{100}{8}-9.8=2.7\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^{\mathrm{2}}
\end{gather*}
\begin{gather*}
y=\frac{1}{2}at^2+v_0t+y_i\to \mathrm{\Delta }y=\frac{1}{2}at^2+\left(0\right)t\\
\Rightarrow t=\sqrt{\frac{2\mathrm{\Delta }y}{a}}=\sqrt{2\times \frac{30}{2.7}}=4.7\ \mathrm{s}
\end{gather*}

Blocks A and B each have a mass $m=10\ \mathrm{kg}$.  Determine the largest horizontal force  $\vec{P}$ that can be applied so that A will not slip on B. The coefficient of static friction between A and B is ${\mu }_s=0.35$. The angle shown is$\theta =40{}^\circ $.  Neglect any friction between B and C.

A large block $P$ with mass $M$ attached to a light spring executes horizontal, simple harmonic motion (SHM) as it slides across a frictionless surface with a frequency $f$. Block B with mass $m$ rests on it as shown in figure, and the coefficient of the static friction between the two is ${\mu }_s$. Find the maximum amplitude of oscillation of the system such that the top block $B$ will not to slip on the bottom block $P$?

The maximum acceleration of the lower block cannot exceed the maximum acceleration that can be given to the block B by the friction force since the two blocks does not move against each other thus apply the Newton’s 2nd law to the block B (note: we want block B does not slip on the P, so we only have the static friction $f_{s\ max}$)
\[f_s\le f_{s\ max}\left({\mu }_sN\right)={\mu }_s\,mg\ \ \] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_x=ma_x\to \ \ {\mu }_s\,mg=ma_{max}\to a_{max}={\mu }_sg\ \ (*)\] 
Blocks B and P have simple harmonic oscillation. From Hooke's law 
\[F=kx\to \left(m+M\right)a=kx\ \ \Rightarrow a_{max}=\frac{k}{M+m}x_{max}=\frac{k}{M+m}A\ \ \ (**)\] 
Substituting ${\mu }_sg$ for $a_{max}$,we obtain 
\[\left(*\right),\left(**\right)\Rightarrow A=\frac{M+m}{k}{\mu }_sg\] 
Recall that $\omega =2\pi f=\sqrt{\frac{k}{M_{tot}}}\ \Rightarrow k=4{\pi }^2\left(M+m\right)f^2$
\[\therefore A=\frac{M+m}{4{\pi }^2\left(M+m\right)f^2}{\mu }_sg=\frac{{\mu }_sg}{4{\pi }^2f^2}\] 
 

In the figure on the left, a $0.5\,\mathrm{kg}$ block is suspended at the midpoint of a $1.25\,\mathrm{m}$ long string. The ends of the string are attached to the ceiling at points separated by $1.00\,\mathrm{m}$.
(a) What angle does the string make with the ceiling?
(b) What is the tension in the string?
(c) The $0.5\, \mathrm{kg}$ block is removed and two $0.25\,\mathrm{kg}$ blocks are attached to the string such that the lengths of the three string segments re equal (right figure). What is the tension in each segment of the string?

A box of mass $m_2=3.5\, \mathrm{kg}$ rests on a frictionless horizontal shelf and is attached by strings to boxes of masses $m_1=1.5\, \mathrm{kg}$ and $m_3=2.5\, \mathrm{kg}$ as shown in the figure below. Both pulleys are frictionless and massless. The system is released from rest. After it is released, find:
(a) The acceleration of each of the boxes
(b) The tension in each string

A frictionless surface is inclined an angle of $30{}^\circ $ to the horizontal. A $m_1=270\,\mathrm{g}$ block on the ramp is attached to a $m_2=75\,\mathrm{kg}$ block using a pulley, as shown in the figure below. 
(a) Draw two free-body diagrams, one for $270\mathrm{g}$ block and the other for the $750\,\mathrm{g}$ block.
(b) Find the tension in the string and the acceleration of the $270\, \mathrm{g}$ block.
(c) The $270\,\mathrm{g}$ block is released from the rest. How long does it take for it to slide a distance of $1.00\,\mathrm{m}$ along the surface? Will it slide up the incline, or down the incline?

A $150\,\mathrm{\ g}$ block is projected up a ramp with a n initial speed of $7\, \mathrm{m/s}$. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the ramp and the block is $0.23$.
(a) If the ramp is inclined $25{}^\circ $ with the horizontal, how far long the surface of the ramp does the block slide before coming to a stop?
(b) The block then slides back down the ramp. What is the minimum coefficient static friction between the block and the ramp if the block is not slide back down the ramp?

A $10.0\,\mathrm{kg}$ block rests on a $5.0\ \mathrm{kg}$ bracket, as shown in the figure. The $5.0\ \mathrm{kg}$ bracket sits on a frictionless surface. The coefficients of friction between the $10.0\ \mathrm{kg}$ block and the bracket on which it rests are ${\mu }_s=0.40$ and ${\mu }_k=0.30$

(a) what is the maximum force $F$ that can be applied if the $10.0\ \mathrm{kg}$ block is not to slide on the bracket?

(b) What is the corresponding acceleration of the $5.0\ \mathrm{kg}$bracket?

(a) If the block does not slide on the bracket, we can treat the block and bracket as one object. $F$ pulling them and gives the acceleration $F=\left(m_5+m_{10}\right)a$. Therefore, the block is accelerating to the right with $a=\frac{F}{m_5+m_{10}}$. Draw a free body diagram for the block and then apply Newton's 2${}^{nd}$ law to it.
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_y=0\Rightarrow F_N-mg=0\ \Rightarrow N=m_{10}g\] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_x=ma\Rightarrow f_{k,s}-T=m_{10}a\ ,\ \ (*)\] 
The tension on the rope must be balanced with external force $F$, otherwise the rope will break! So $F_{max}=T$.
Note: since we want block and bracket moves together, so the positive direction of motion has been chosen to the right.
Note: because the$10\ \mathrm{kg}$ block does not move on the bracket so friction force is static $f_{k,s}=f_{s,max}={\mu }_sN$.
From ($*$):

\begin{gather*}
{\mu }_sN-F_{max}=m_{10}a\Rightarrow {\mu }_sm_{10}g-F_{max}=m_{10}\frac{F_{max}}{m_{10}+m_5}\\
\Rightarrow \ \ {\mu }_sm_{10}g=F_{max}\left(1+\frac{m_{10}}{m_{10}+m_5}\right)
\end{gather*}

\[\Rightarrow F_{max}={\mu }_sm_{10}g\left(\frac{m_5+m_{10}}{m_5+2m_{10}}\right)=\left(0.4\right)\left(9.8\right)\left(\frac{5+10}{5+2(10)}\right)=23.5\,\mathrm{N}\] 
(b) Since the maximum force $F$ applied to the system so both block and bracket have the same acceleration 
\[a_{max}=\frac{F_{max}}{m_5+m_{10}}=\frac{23.5}{5+10}=1.56\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^{\mathrm{2}}\] 
 

An small object of mass $m_1$ moves in a circular path of radius $r$ on a frictionless horizontal tabletop. It is attached to a string that passes through a small frictionless hole in the center of the table. A second object with a mass $m_2$ of is attached to the other end of the string. Derive an expression for $r$ in terms of $m_1\ ,\ m_2$ and the time $T$ for one revolution.

You are on an amusement park ride with your back against the wall of a spinning vertical cylinder. The floor falls away and you are held up by static friction. Assume your massis $75\, \mathrm{kg}$.
(a) Draw a free-body diagram of yourself.
(b) Use this diagram with Newton's laws to determine the force of friction on you.
(c) If the radius of the cylinder is $4.0\, {\rm m}$ and the coefficient of static friction between you and the wall is $0.55$. What is the minimum number of revolutions per minute necessary to prevent you from sliding down the wall? Does this answer hold only for you? Will other more massive, patrons fall downward? Explain.

The system shown below consists of a $4.0\, \mathrm{kg}$ block resting on a frictionless horizontal ledge. This block is attached to a string that passes over a pulley, and the other end of the string is attached to a hanging $2.0\, \mathrm{kg}$ block. The pulley is a uniform disk of radius $8.0\, \mathrm{cm}$ and mass $0.6\,\mathrm{kg}$. Find the acceleration of each block and the tension in the two segments of the string.

The cable supporting a $1500\,\mathrm{kg}$ elevator has a maximum strength of $21750\, \mathrm{N}$. What maximum upward acceleration can it give the elevator without breaking? 

An inverted ``V'' is made of uniforms boards and weights $356\ \mathrm{N}$. Each slide has the same length and makes a $30{}^\circ $ angle with vertical, as shown below. Find the magnitude of the static frictional force that acts on the lower end of each leg of the ``V''.

Mass $m_1$ sits on a frictionless ramp at an angle of $\theta =30{}^\circ $. It is attached to mass $m_2$ via a rope winding over a pulley. Mass $m_2$ is attached, via another rope, to mass $m_3$ as shown. The ropes and the pulley are massless, and the pulley is frictionless. 
(a) Draw a free body diagram for each of the three masses.
(b) The masses are in equilibrium- when released, they do not move. Masses $m_2$ and $m_3$ are each $5.0\,\ \mathrm{kg}$. Find the tensions in the ropes, $T_1,T_2$ and the mass $m_1$.

A box is sliding down an incline tilted at a $12.1{}^\circ $ angle above horizontal. The box is initially down the incline at a speed of $1.5\ \mathrm{m/s}$. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the box and the incline is $0.360$. How far does the box slide down the incline before coming to rest?

Engineers are designing a curved section of a highway. If the radius of the curvature of the curve is $146\mathrm{\ m}$, at what angle should the curve be banked so that a car travelling at $29\ \mathrm{m/s}$ will stay on the road without the aid of frictional forces? 

First draw a free body diagram as below on the car
As shown in the figure, two forces acting on the car. The normal force and gravity. Since there is a circular motion, so we have a centripetal force that provided by one of the components of normal force that points to the center of the curved section. Apply Newton's 2${}^{nd}$ law as
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_y=0\Rightarrow N{\cos \theta \ }=W=mg\] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_r=ma_r\Rightarrow N{\sin \theta \ }=\frac{mv^2}{r}\] 
Dividing both equation by each other, we obtain the desired angle $\theta $
\[\frac{N\,{\sin \theta \ }}{N\,{\cos \theta \ }}=\frac{\frac{mv^2}{r}}{mg}\Rightarrow {\tan \theta \ }=\frac{v^2}{rg}\] 
\[\Rightarrow \theta ={{\tan}^{-1} \left(\frac{{\left(29\right)}^2}{146\times 9.8}\right)\ }=30.44{}^\circ \] 
 

An oil droplet has a charge of $6.24\times {10}^{-18}\, \mathrm{C}$ and accelerates downward at as it drops by $1.66\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^{\mathrm{2}}$ in a uniform electric field of strength $9.42\times {10}^3\, \mathrm{N/C}$ pointing upward. 
(a) What is the mass of the oil droplet?
(b) How long would it take this oil drop to fall $4.24\ $$\mathrm{m}$ starting from rest?
(c) What would the E-field strength have to be for this drop to levitate (i.e. remain at constant height)? 

Two buckets full of nails are connected by a light cord which pass over a light, frictionless pulley with a diameter of $50\ \mathrm{mm}$. Initially, the two bodies are held at the same level. The buckets including the nails, have mass $m_1=500\ \mathrm{g}$ and $m_2=600\ \mathrm{g}$.
(a) The buckets are released from rest and at the same height at $t=0$. Calculate the tension of the string and the accelerations of the buckets after they are released.
(b) Where is the center of mass at the instant the buckets are released?
(c) Where is the center of mass after they are released? What is the acceleration of the center of mass?

Consider the pulley system as shown in the picture. The blocks have a mass of $\mathrm{1.0\ kg}$ each. Suppose the pulley is massless and there is no friction. What is the tension in the rope when the blocks accelerate due to gravity only? 

In an amusement park ride, riders are pressed against a wall that revolves in a vertical circle of radius $r=5\, {\rm m}$ and angular velocity $\omega=1.60\,{\rm rad/s}$. Determine the force that the wall exerts on a $\mathrm{60.0\ kg}$ rider at the 
(a) Top of the loop at point A.
(b) Bottom of the loop at point B.

Two blocks of mass $m_A=20\,\mathrm{kg}$ and $m_B=5\ \mathrm{kg}$ are connected by a massless cable wound around a massless pulley. A force F is applied to block A causing it to slide over a horizontal surface with kinetic coefficient of friction $\mu_{k_1}=0.25$, while block B slides over block A with $\mu_{k_2}=0.15$. 
(a) What force is needed to move block A with constant speed? 
(b) If the cable can sustain a maximum tension of $\mathrm{100\ N}$, what is the maximum force $F_{max}$ allowable without breaking the cable? 

(a) As shown in the free body diagram of A, three forces act on the mass A. if we suppose that at the instant the block A is moving, the block B is motionless, then the frictional force acting on A, due to the B is in the opposite direction of $F$. So 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_A=0\ \left(constant\ speed\ ,a=0\right)\] 
\[\Rightarrow F-f_{k_1}-f_{k_2}-T=0\Rightarrow F=f_{k_1}+f_{k_2}+T\] 
Now apply Newton's 2${}^{nd}$ law to the mass B. Since we have supposed it is motionless so the tension in the rope is equal to the friction force between A and B. 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_B=0\Rightarrow T-f_{k_1}=0\Rightarrow T=\mu_{k_2}m_{B}^{\vphantom{\ast}}g\] 
Substituting $T$ and frictional forces in the relation of $F$, we obtain
\[F=\mu_{k_1}^{\vphantom{\ast}}\left(m_A^{\vphantom{\ast}}+m_B^{\vphantom{\ast}}\right)g+\mu_{k_2}^{\vphantom{\ast}}m_{B}^{\vphantom{\ast}}g+\mu_{k_2}^{\vphantom{\ast}}m_{B}^{\vphantom{\ast}}g\] 
\[\Rightarrow F=\underbrace{\left(0.25\right)\left(5+20\right)\left(9.8\right)}_{f_{k_1}=61.25\ \mathrm{N}}+2\underbrace{\left(0.15\right)\left(5\right)\left(9.8\right)}_{f_{k_2}=7.35\ \mathrm{N}}=76\ \mathrm{N}\] 
(b) In general case, the system has an acceleration. So in this case first find it and then calculate $F_{max}$. Repeat the steps above but here $\mathrm{\Sigma }F=ma$. Therefore
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_B=m_B^{\vphantom{\ast}}a\Rightarrow T-f_{k_1}=m_B^{\vphantom{\ast}}a\Rightarrow T={\mu }_{k_2}m_B^{\vphantom{\ast}}g+m_B^{\vphantom{\ast}}a\] 
It has been said the maximum tension in the string is $T_{max}=100\ \mathrm{N}$ so find the acceleration associated with this tension as
\[a_{max}=\frac{T_{max}-\mu_{k_2}^{\vphantom{\ast}}m_{B}^{\vphantom{\ast}}g}{m_B}=\frac{100-\left(0.15\right)\left(5\right)\left(9.8\right)}{5}=18.53\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^{\mathrm{2}}\] 
Now apply the 2${}^{nd}$ law to the mass A and substitute $a_{max}$ into it to find the $F_{max}$
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }F_A=m_Aa_{max}\Rightarrow \ F_{max}-f_{k_1}-f_{k_2}-T_{max}=m_Aa_{max\ }\] 
\[\Rightarrow \ F_{max}=100+61.25+7.35+\left(20\right)\left(18.53\right)=539.2\ \mathrm{N}\] 

A solid cylinder of mass $\mathrm{10\ kg}$ and radius $\mathrm{0.5\ m}$ is placed on the edge of a $30{}^\circ $ incline of height $\mathrm{2\ m}$. The coefficient of static friction of the incline's surface $\mu_s$ is just high enough such that the cylinder barely rolls without slipping down the incline. 
(a) What is $\mu_s$? 
(b) How long does it take the cylinder to roll down to the bottom?
(c) What is the angular speed of the cylinder at the bottom of the incline?

Mr. Bean visits a park one afternoon. He spots a swing, pulls it back to an angle of $55{}^\circ $ w.r.t the vertical, and swings himself from rest. The combined mass of Mr. Bean and the swing is $65\ \mathrm{kg}$. The rope is approximately massless.
(a) Assuming that the rope does not break, at what angle $\theta $ is there maximum tension in the rope?
(b) If the maximum tension that the rope can withstand is $980\ \mathrm{N}$, find the angle at which the rope breaks and spoils Mr. Bean's fun?

A uniform beam, $\mathrm{5.00\ m}$ long with a mass of $\mathrm{2.00\times }{\mathrm{10}}^{\mathrm{3}}\mathrm{\ kg}$, is held against a wall in the position shown by a hinge and a horizontal steel wire attached to its end
(a) Find the tension in the wire.
(b) Find the magnitude of the total force supplied by the hinge. 

A hockey puck slides frictionlessly in a horizontal circle on the inside surface of an inverted cone as shown in cross section at right. It takes $2$ seconds to complete one pass around its circular path.
(a) Identify all forces on the puck, draw a clear and complete free body diagram, and obtain the two equations that result from applying Newton's Second law to the puck. 
(b) What is the radius of the circular path? 

(a) The two forces, the gravity and the normal force, act on the car as shown in the figure. The horizontal component of the normal force provides the centripetal force in the circular path. Apply Newton's 2${}^{nd}$ law to the car as follows
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_x=mr{\omega }^2\Rightarrow N{\sin 30{}^\circ \ }=mr{\left(\frac{2\pi }{T}\right)}^2\] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_y=ma_y=0\Rightarrow N{\cos 30{}^\circ \ }=mg\] 
Dividing these equations eliminates $N$ and allows us to find $r$: 
\[{\tan 30{}^\circ \ }=\frac{4{\pi }^2r}{T^2g}\Rightarrow r=\frac{gT^2{\tan 30{}^\circ \ }}{4{\pi }^2}=\frac{\left(9.8\right){\left(2\right)}^2}{4{\pi }^2}\,{\tan 30{}^\circ \ }=0.573\ \mathrm{m}\] 
(b) See part (a).
 

A block of mass $M$ hangs in equilibrium. The rope which is fastened to the wall is horizontal and has a tension of $40\ \mathrm{N}$. The rope, which is fastened to the ceiling, has a tension of $50\ \mathrm{N}$ and makes an angle $\theta $ with the ceiling. Find$\theta $ and mass of the block $M$. 

A system comprising blocks, a light frictionless pulley, and connecting ropes is shown. The $9\ \mathrm{kg}$ block is on a smooth horizontal table ($\mu =0$). The surface of the $12\ \mathrm{kg}$ block are rough, with $\mu =0.3$. 
(a) The mass $M$ is set so that it descends at constant velocity when released. What is the mass $M$?
(b) If mass $M$ is set at $5\ \mathrm{kg}$ it accelerates downward when it is released. Determine its acceleration.

A $2\ \mathrm{kg}$ block is pulled up a plane inclined at an angle of $30{}^\circ $ by a massless string that passes over an ideal pulley and is attached to a $3\ \mathrm{kg}$ mass that accelerates downward at $2\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^2$ a shown. 
(a) What is the tension in the string?
(b) What is the coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the plane?
(c) What would be the acceleration if the friction were reduced to zero?

Two blocks connected by a massless string slide across a horizontal floor with a coefficient of kinetic friction $\mu =0.4$ in response to a $30\ \mathrm{N}$ force as shown. 
(a) What is the acceleration of the blocks?
(b) What is the tension $T$ in the string connecting the blocks?

(a) Apply Newton's second law to the blocks as


\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_x=M_{tot}a\to \ F{\cos 30{}^\circ \ }-f_2-f_1=\left(m_1+m_2\right)a\] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_{2y}=0\to N_2+F\,{\sin 30{}^\circ \ }=m_2g\] 
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_{1y}=0\to N_1=m_1g\] 
We know that the friction force is given by $f=\mu N$ so 
\[F\,{\cos 30{}^\circ \ }-\mu \left(m_2g-F\,{\sin 30{}^\circ \ }\right)-\mu m_1g=\left(m_1+m_2\right)a\] 
Substituting the data given, we obtain
\[\Rightarrow a=1.41\ \mathrm{m/}{\mathrm{s}}^{\mathrm{2}}\] 
Note: in the second law, all forces must be external. In above, the tension on the string between the blocks is an internal force and does not contribute in calculating the total acceleration of the blocks.
(b) Now apply Newton's second law to one of the blocks, say $m_1$, as follows
\[\mathrm{\Sigma }\vec F_{1x}=m_1a\to T-\underbrace{\mu N_1}_{f_1}=m_1a\] 
Substituting the given date, we get
\[\Rightarrow T=\mu m_1g+m_1a=m_1\left(\mu g+a\right)\] 
\[\Rightarrow T=2\left(0.4\times 9.8+1.41\right)=10.66\ \mathrm{N}\] 
 


Laws of motion
Category : Laws of motion

MOST USEFUL FORMULA IN LAWS OF MOTION:


Force is a vector quantity so the resultant force of $F_1,F_2,\dotsc$ is
\[\vec F_{net}=F_1+F_2+\dotsc\]

Equilibrium conditions:
\[\Sigma \vec F=0 \quad , \quad \Sigma \vec \tau=0\]

Newton's second law of motion:
\[\Sigma \vec F=m\vec a\]

Definition of weight of a body of mass $m$:
\[w=mg\]

Newton's third law:
\[\vec F_{A\ on \ B}=-\vec F_{B\ on \ A}\]

Magnitude of the kinetic friction force:
\[f_k=\mu_k N\]
where $N$ is the normal force perpendicular to the surface of contact and $\mu_k$ is the coefficient of kinetic friction. 

Magnitude of static friction:
\[f_{s,max}=\mu_s N\]

Acceleration in a uniform circular motion:
\[a_{rad}=\frac {v^{2}}{r}\]
 


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