Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
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Chapter 6 - Force and Motion-II - Problems: 89c


311 Newtons

Work Step by Step

The first thing we need to do is find Ff,max or the maximum value of the force of static friction. To do so we need the value of the Normal Force. Since there are no external vertical forces on the cabinet, the weight is equal to the Normal Force. Therefore, the maximum value of the frictional force is 556N * 0.68 = 378 N. Since the force applied is larger than this, it will begin to move and then kinetic friction will act on it. Here we use the coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.56 so the frictional force is 556N * 0.56 = 311.36 N
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