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A cubical block of side  rests on a rough horizontal surface with coefficient of friction sufficiently high so that the block does not slide before toppling; the minimum force required to topple the block is

a)

Infinitesimal

b)

c)

d)



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A cubical block of side  rests on a rough horizontal surface with coefficient of friction sufficiently high so that the block does not slide before toppling; the minimum force required to topple the block is

a)

Infinitesimal

b)

c)

d)

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Answer Key / Explanation : (c) -

(c)

The applied force shifts the normal reaction to one corner as shown in figure. At this situation, the cubical block starts topping about . Taking torque about , we get

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