Block on Cart
A block of mass mblock = 1.2 kg is placed atop a cart of mass mcart = 3.4 kg. An unknown external force is then applied to the cart only, causing the system to accelerate. The coefficient of kinetic friction mk = 0.4 and the coefficient of static friction ms = 0.78.
What is the maximum acceleration of the system such that the block does not slip?
Use gravity g = 9.81 m/s2.
amax = m/s2