Lesson Plan: The Equilibrium of a Body on a Rough Inclined Plane Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to solve problems on the equilibrium of a body on a rough inclined plane.


Students will be able to

  • calculate the coefficient of friction for a body on a rough inclined plane,
  • understand limiting equilibrium and how to resolve and equate forces for a body on a rough, inclined plane,
  • solve problems relating to a body on a rough inclined plane.


Students should already be familiar with

  • resolving forces into horizontal and vertical components,
  • friction and the coefficient of friction (𝐹=𝜇𝑁, where 𝑁 is the normal reaction force).


Students will not cover

  • more general static equilibrium (for example, ladders resting against walls).

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