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Dragging motion for pile of blocks

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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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