Problem 5-102 Friction force - Part 2 - D

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


No. While there is no "wrong" orthogonal coordinate system this one is not best since the motion takes place in the negative \(x\) direction.

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