Q5.35 A block of mass 15 kg is placed on a long trolley. The coefficient of static friction between the block and the trolley is 0.18. The trolley accelerates from rest with 0.5 m s-2 for 20 s and then moves with uniform velocity. Discuss the motion of the block as viewed by (b) an observer moving with the trolley.
(b) With reference to the observer moving with trolley, the trolley will be at rest as a pseudo force will act to balance out the frictional force. In relative motion both are moving together, thus are rest with respect to each other.