A box with an initial speed of #8 m/s# is moving up a ramp. The ramp has a kinetic friction coefficient of #8/7 # and an incline of #( pi )/4 #. How far along the ramp will the box go?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2017

Answer:

The distance is #=2.15m#

Explanation:

Taking the direction up and parallel to the plane as positive #↗^+#

The coefficient of kinetic friction is #mu_k=F_r/N#

Then the net force on the object is

#F=-F_r-Wsintheta#

#=-F_r-mgsintheta#

#=-mu_kN-mgsintheta#

#=mmu_kgcostheta-mgsintheta#

According to Newton's Second Law

#F=m*a#

Where #a# is the acceleration

So

#ma=-mu_kgcostheta-mgsintheta#

#a=-g(mu_kcostheta+sintheta)#

#a=-9.8*(8/7cos(1/4pi)+sin(1/4pi))#

#=-14.85ms^-2#

The negative sign indicates a deceleration

We apply the equation of motion

#v^2=u^2+2as#

#u=8ms^-1#

#v=0#

#a=-14.85ms^-2#

#s=(v^2-u^2)/(2a)#

#=(0-64)/(-2*14.85)#

#=2.15m#