A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 5 years ago
i apply a contact force on a rough horizontal surface and it has constant magnitude . now my question is what happens to the angle between the force and the vertical is decreased when i apply frictional force between the surface and the body
anonymous
 5 years ago
i apply a contact force on a rough horizontal surface and it has constant magnitude . now my question is what happens to the angle between the force and the vertical is decreased when i apply frictional force between the surface and the body

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Force of friction is equal to the normal force times a constant of the materials. F = N*u. If you reduce the angle with the surface, you decrease the normal, so you decrease the force. That’s logic because think that when you press with angle, the X component (along the surface) doesn’t approach more the particles between the bodies, but the Y component does, so it makes harder to move along any direction.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Unless you are pulling rather than pushing, of course, then the normal force gets smaller for a given pull as the angle above horizontal increases by the factor F sin(theta)
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.