A factory robot drops a 10 kg computer onto a conveyor belt running at 3.1 m/s. The materials are such that μs = 0.5 and μk = 0.3. How far is the computer dragged before it is riding smoothly on the belt?
Here we have to understand the scenario. When the computer drops on to the belt it has no velocity. But gradually it tries to take the velocity of the belt. The friction force acting on the computer will disturb it from getting the velocity of the belt. At this time the computer will...
(The entire section contains 149 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial