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Problem P. 4097. (October 2008)

P. 4097. The wedge, shown in the figure, has a mass of m and an angle of \alpha and can slide without friction along the horizontal tabletop. A block of mass m is placed onto the wedge, and it slides down without friction. At what angle \alpha will the magnitude of the acceleration of the wedge be at least one-third of the acceleration due to gravity?

(5 pont)

Deadline expired on November 11, 2008.


158 students sent a solution.
5 points:54 students.
4 points:9 students.
3 points:34 students.
2 points:37 students.
1 point:9 students.
0 point:15 students.

Problems in Physics of KöMaL, October 2008