An object with a mass of #5 kg# is on a surface with a kinetic friction coefficient of # 4 #. How much force is necessary to accelerate the object horizontally at # 7 m/s^2#?

1 Answer
Feb 19, 2017

Answer:

231 Newtons

Explanation:

Newton's Law

#F_"net" = ma#

#F_"applied" - F_"friction" = ma#

Friction equation where u is the coefficient of friction

#F_"applied" - uF_"normal" = ma#

The magnitude of normal force is equal to the force of gravity

#F_"applied" - umg = ma#

#F_"applied" = ma + umg#

Plugging in numbers

#= 5*7 + 4*5*9.8#

#=231# Newtons of force that needs to be applied