Problem 19.2: Heating of a block stuck on a conveyor belt

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The red block gets stuck on a conveyor belt (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Assume (rather unrealistically) that only the block heats up (and not the conveyor belt). Restart. If the 4.3-kg red block is aluminum (specific heat of 236 J/kg·K) and the thermometer shows the temperature of the block, what is the coefficient of friction between the block and the conveyor belt?

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Anne J. Cox and Mario Belloni.


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