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What type of friction occurs when there is more force needed to travel an object in a surface?
This smallest force required to start motion, or to overcome static friction, is always greater than the force required to continue the motion, or to overcome kinetic friction. Rolling friction occurs when a wheel, ball, or cylinder rolls freely over a surface, as in ball and roller bearings.
What force or forces are acting on the falling climber?
This downward force gives a climber energy. When climbers fall, the potential energy they have is converted into kinetic energy. The potential energy can be calculated by multiplying the distance a climber falls by the acceleration due to gravity (9.81 m/s²) and by the climber’s mass (in Kilograms).
How much force does a falling climber generate?
Most lead falls have a fall factor of 0.2-0.7 and generate 2-5kN of force on the top piece of gear. When top-roping, the distance fallen is minimal, therefore the fall factor is near zero. The force on the anchor will be the weight of the climber plus part of the weight of the belayer (around 1kN of force).
What force might make a climber change direction and slide down?
Friction in relation to rock climbing If enough static friction exists, we can move against it and progress ourselves along a sequence; however, if we generate more force than the static friction, hands and feet slip, and we fall.
What makes a man climb up a rope?
It sounds like you are confused about the names of the forces. A man climbing a rope is like a man doing chin ups on a horizontal bar. The forces in his shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists all contribute. Human physiology is very complicated.
How much force does an 80 pound person exert?
(For example if an 80 pound person climbs a flight of stairs which goes up one floor, this person will exert a force of about 360 newtons through a distance of about 4 meters, hence the person will do about 1440 joules of work.)
What kind of force does a ladder have?
Because it is a uniform object, you can take the force as acting at the center of the ladder, or 12 feet from the feet. As always, weight (gravitational force) acts straight down. Because you are told to ignore friction with the wall of the house, the only force exerted by the wall on the ladder is the normal force.
Why was Hillary worried about climbing the summit?
Hillary is worried that there is only enough oxygen for one man to climb up to the summit, making it even more dangerous without assistance. The men are concerned that without oxygen they will be prevented from climbing the summit, giving up their spot in history to someone else.