## A crate resting on a rough horizontal floor is to be moved horizontally. The coefficient of static friction is 0.36. To start the crate movi

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A crate resting on a rough horizontal floor is to be moved horizontally. The coefficient of static friction is 0.36. To start the crate moving with the weakest possible applied force, in what direction should the force be applied ?

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3 weeks 2021-08-26T18:43:49+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

Explanation:

The direction of force will be in upward direction making an angle of θ with the vertical .

Reaction force R = mg – F cosθ

Friction force = μR

= .36 (mg – F cosθ )

Horizontal component of applied force

= F sinθ

For equilibrium

F sinθ = .36 (mg – F cosθ)

F sinθ + .36 F cosθ =.36 mg

F (sinθ + .36 cosθ) = .36 mg

F R( cosδsinθ +sinδ cosθ) = .36 mg ( Rcosδ = 1 . Rsinδ= .36 )

F R sin( θ+δ )  = . 36 mg

F = .36 mg / Rsin( θ+δ )

For minimum F , sin( θ+δ ) should be maximum

sin( θ+ δ ) = sin 90

θ+ δ  = 90

Rsinδ / Rcosδ  = .36

δ = 20⁰

θ = 70⁰ Ans