Forces in Equilibrium Prelab Assignment

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  1. A frictionless incline (the triangle below) is bolted to the floor so that it can not move. A block of mass m slides down the slope, which makes an angle theta with the horizontal.

    1. Draw a free-body diagram for the block, labeling all forces uniquely.

    2. Describe all the forces listed above in the following format:
      F1 acts on ________________ and is caused by _________________ .

    3. What is the magnitude of the normal force acting on the block?

    4. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the block down the slope?

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