Cans of 46.0 N slide down the ramp 24.0 deg above the horizontal at a constant speed of 3.40 m/s and then slide onto a table made of the same material. How far does each slide on the table’s horizontal surface before coming to rest?
When sliding with constant speed the dynamic behavior is described by the equation
along the ramp surface, where
After resuming the ramp, the kinetic energy is given by
This energy is wasted against friction so
Solving now for