What does our free body diagram predict

What does our free body diagram predict - Such a prediction...

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What does our free body diagram predict? T o find out we analyze all forces acting upon the object. The perpendicular gravitational force ( F cos θ ) cancels exactly with the normal force ( F N ), as we expected, and we are left with one force, the parallel gravitational force ( F sin θ ), which points down the plane. Thus the block will accelerate down the incline.
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Unformatted text preview: Such a prediction seems to fit with our intuition: a block placed on an inclined plane will simply slide down the plane. The normal force thus applies to a variety of situations. Though most commonly used with flat and inclined planes, the normal force applies in any situation in which a force is exerted on an object by direct contact...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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