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Problem 13.11: Determine where the normal force acts on a box on a ramp
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
A wood block of uniformly distributed mass sits in equilibrium on a ramp as shown in the animation. Its mass is 0.20 kg (position is given in meters). Restart.
- If you replace the "load" of the ramp on the bottom surface of the block with a single normal force acting at a certain distance from the front edge of the block, what are the magnitude and direction of this force and at what location does the force act?
- What is the force of static friction on the block?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.