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Problem 13.4: Analyze a box pulled by a rope
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A 10-kg box sits on a table as shown in the animation. A rope is attached to the box, and you pull the rope to the right with a certain force. Assume that the coefficient of static friction is great enough so that the box doesn't slip first (position is given in meters). Restart.
- What minimum force will make the box tip?
- What is the minimum value of the coefficient of static friction for the box NOT to slide before tipping?
- If you would like to apply a greater force to the box, yet minimize the risk of tipping, what should you do?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.