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Problem 5.3: A 2-kg Physics textbook pressed against a wall moves
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Consider a 2-kg physics textbook (not drawn to scale) pressed against a wall, which has a coefficient of kinetic friction of μk = 0.4 as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- Draw a free-body diagram for the book, showing all the forces that act.
- What is the net force on the book? Include both magnitude and direction in your answer.
- What is the force of the push represented by the hand?