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ST71.55.10.4 Block Friction Sliding to a Stop
The distance to rest depends on the energy balance of the system. By energy methods the analytical result for distance slid to rest is:
Also of interest is the angle at which infinite sliding will occur:
These equations do not consider tipping. In this case, so . To make the problem more interesting, an angle near this critical angle is chosen (25).
The analytical distance to rest is then calculated to be:
The Strand7 model is shown at right. Note that from Equation 1, the mass...

