Statement of a problem № 42323


A small body of mass m is located on a horizontal plane at the point O. The body acquires a horizontal velocity vo. Find: (a) The mean power developed by the friction force during the whole time of motion, if the friction coefficient k = 0.27, m = 1.0 kg, and vo = 1.5 m/s; (b) The maximum instantaneous power developed by the friction force, if the friction coefficient varies as k = ax, where a is a constant, and x is the distance from the point O.

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