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

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21st century problem
solving

was used to solve this problem.

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.