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A cube stays at rest on a horizontal table when a small horizontal force is applied perpendicular to and at the center of an upper edge. The force is now steadily increased. Does the cube slide or topple first? The coefficient of static friction between the surfaces is equal to 0.46.

A cube stays at rest on a horizontal table when a small horizontal force is applied perpendicular to and at the center of an upper edge. The force is now steadily increased. Does the cube slide or topple first? The coefficient of static friction between the surfaces is equal to 0.46.
 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
6 years ago
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Also, the force F would be greater than the static force of friction, that is,
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On comparing equation (1) and (2), one can see that the cube will slide first before it would topple.

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