I'm given a free body diagram and the normal force, gravitational force and force on the left are all labeled with variables. There's an 8kg box being moved up and to the right at an angle of 50 degrees. I want to just calculate 8(sin50) (because i think sin is how you find the vertical exponent)and call it done, but I'm not sure I approached it right. Also this is Edgenuity, if I don't put 0.35 in exactly as they want it (which is a bloody mystery every time) I'll fail.
How do you find acceleration from a mass and an angle? No tension, no strings, just an object moving
- 3+ months ago by Ihaveaque...
- left, force, moving, angle, tension, body, string, physics, object, normal
Added 3+ months ago:
upon revisiting the question i saw that the friction force acting upon it was 2.5 newtons and the force pulling it up was 20 newtons and that i also need to calculate the normal force. what do i do with all these variables and in what equations to find acceleration and normal force?
Physics requires a clear picture of the problem. A verbal description is sometimes not enough. For instance you say 50 degrees but you don't say what that is measured from. It is usually easier to learn to do the problem yourself than to try to tell somebody what you don't understand. I am sure that is so in this case because the meaning of sine is basic. You just need to learn that before you can learn anything else.