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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to frictional forces between a moving cart and a block sitting on top of the cart.  An external force is applied to the cart.  Students must determine the maximum acceleration of the system so that the block will not slip.  

A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis and information about static and kinetic friction.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses. This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
acceleration, coefficient of friction, force, friction, kinetic friction, static friction
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Metadata instance created January 28, 2008 by Alea Smith
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January 8, 2015 by Caroline Hall
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_block_on_cart).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Cart, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_block_on_cart>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Cart. Retrieved July 1, 2015, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_block_on_cart
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Cart. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_block_on_cart (accessed 1 July 2015).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Cart. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 1 July 2015 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_block_on_cart>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Cart}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2015}, Number = {1 July 2015}, Month = {August 31, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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