1a) A steel block with a mass of 62 kg is drawn along a horizontal surface. It is pulled by a rope that is 27 degrees above the horizontal with a 73 N force. What is the coefficient of friction? Assume the object is moving at a constant speed.
1b) A block of steel weights 1.5 ton and is allowed to fall 1.5 m on to a spike. There is a 30% loss due to dissipation, the opposing force is 300 kN of ground resistance. How far does the spike go into the ground?
This solution calculates the coefficient of friction and also how far a spike goes into the ground.