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# Simple Block on a String, 1J30.05

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Abstract:

This is a concept demo. Describe/Depict all Forces that are acting on the block when stationary, being pushed by a finger, or pulled by it's string.

 Equipment Location ID Number Block ME, Bay B5, Shelf #2

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Setup and Procedure:

1. Explain the different forces acting on the block.

Cautions, Warnings, or Safety Concerns:

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Discussion: As an example, if the block sits on the table, there are two forces acting on it: gravity due to the earth and the normal force due to the table. If the block is pulled accross the table, there are four forces acting on the block: in addition the aforementioned two, there is now the tension due to the string and friction due to the table.

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