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The two blocks scenario

Consider one block placed on top of another. The blocks are cuboidal with a horizontal surface of contact. Suppose the lower block is $A$ and the upper block is $B$, and the lower block is resting on a fixed floor. Suppose the coefficients of friction are:

• $\mu_{s1}$ is the limiting coefficient of static friction between $A$ and the floor.
• $\mu_{k1}$ is the coefficient of kinetic friction between $A$ and the floor.
• $\mu_{s2}$ is the limiting coefficient of static friction between $A$ and $B$.
• $\mu_{k2}$ is the coefficient of kinetic friction between $A$ and $B$.

Case of force on lower block

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Case of force on upper block

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