Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line - Conceptual Questions: 16

Answer

Since the crate moves without slipping, the force of static friction is causing the crate to accelerate at the same rate as the truck. Since the crate is accelerating toward the north, then the friction force must point toward the north.

Work Step by Step

Since the crate moves without slipping, the force of static friction is causing the crate to accelerate at the same rate as the truck. Since the crate is accelerating toward the north, then the friction force must point toward the north.
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