Asked Dec 17, 2019

A large crate of mass m is placed on the back of a truck but
not tied down. As the truck accelerates forward with an acceleration
a, the crate remains at rest relative to the truck. What
force causes the crate to accelerate forward?

(a) the normal force 

(b) the force of gravity

(c) the force of friction between the crate and the floor of the truck

(d) the “ma” force

(e)none of these


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