Friction problem 6

A cyclist is travelling in a straight line along a horizontal road at a constant speed. A constant driving force F acts on the cyclist in the forward direction shown.

Which statement about the magnitude of the frictional force acting on the cyclist is correct?

  • The magnitude is equal to F.

  • The magnitude is smaller than F, but greater than zero.

  • The magnitude is greater than F.

  • The magnitude is zero.


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