Problem 5-102 Friction force - B

A skier of mass \(79\; kg\) is sliding at constant velocity down a slope inclined at \(8.3^\circ\) to the horizontal. Determine the magnitudes of:

(a) the normal force exerted on the skier.
(b) the frictional force exerted on the skier.

Accumulated Solution

FBD of skier



Now we need a coordinate system in which to solve the problem. Which is best?

Four possible FBD for skier.