Suppose you pull a nail at a constant rate using a nail puller as shown in Figure 9.23. Is the nail puller in equilibrium? What if you pull the nail with some acceleration – is the nail puller in equilibrium then? In which case is the force applied to the nail puller larger and why?
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We need to comment on the equilibrium of the nail puller if the user pulls it with a constant rate and when the nail is pulled with some acceleration. And we have to check in which case the force applied on the nail puller is larger.