Assuming that the mass of the block is 200 g and the mass of the hanger is 120 g, what is the...

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Assuming that the mass of the block is 200 g and the mass of the hanger is 120 g, what is the coefficient of friction between the block and the lab bench? (Approximate the acceleration due to gravity as g=10m/s2)

Weight and Frictional force

The weight {eq}(W) {/eq} of an object is the gravitational force acting on that object which is given by, {eq}W = mg {/eq}, where

  • {eq}m {/eq} is the mass of the object
  • {eq}g {/eq} is the acceleration due to gravity

The magnitude of force of friction {eq}(F_f) {/eq} on an object is given by, {eq}F_f = \mu N {/eq}, where

  • {eq}N {/eq} is the normal reaction force on the object at the surface of the contact
  • {eq}\mu {/eq} is the coefficient of friction.

Answer and Explanation:

Given :

Mass of the block, {eq}m = 200\ g = 0.2\ kg {/eq}

Mass of hanger, {eq}M = 120\ g = 0.12\ kg {/eq}

Acceleration due to gravity, {eq}g =...

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