University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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5.57: In the absence of friction, the only forces along the ramp are the component of the weight along the ramp, α sin w , and the component of F along the ramp, α = α cos cos F F . These forces must sum to zero, so tan w F = . Considering horizontal and vertical components, the normal force must have horizontal
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Unformatted text preview: component equal to sin n , which must be equal to F ; the vertical component must balance the weight, w n = cos . Eliminating n gives the same result....
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