Problem 5.4: A block is pushed by a varying force

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A woman pushes on a block with an unknown force as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). At t = 2 seconds she doubles the force applied to the block. Determine the coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the table. Restart.

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