Problem Solving

The solution to the basic kinematic problem of a
block sliding down an incline plane. The problem
asks for the coeficient of friction needed to
stop the motion.

SureMath
the math software for 21st century problem solving
was used to solve this problem.
physics problem solving Kinematic problem solving

For a valuable discussion of problem
solving see Problem-Solving Strategies in Physics
by Dave Van Domelen, 1996.
The problem solved on this page was adapted from
the thesis.The thesis includes a context-rich
version of this problem.

Please comment. Comments are appreciated and
contribute very much to developing
the problem solutions.

The problem solution was developed by
Howard C. McAllister
using SureMath.

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