The normal force, Fn, points in the positive y-axis.
A block lies on a plane raised an angle from the horizontal. Three forces act upon the block:, the force of gravity; , the normal force; and , the force of friction. The coefficient of friction is large enough to prevent the block from sliding (Intro 1 figure).
Consider coordinate system a, with the x axis along the plane. Which forces lie along the axes?
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