So the way I'll structure will be as follows:
The following would be conducted on earth with a gravitational field strength of 9.81N
Picture a slope at 45 degrees from horizontal. Sliding straight down it at any given velocity is a perfect cube with a given mass.
Considering the fact that an object will topple once its centre of mass is directly above the pivot, and there is some force that is acting upon the side opposite to the pivot... one must conclude that if the friction is able to keep the cube from sliding down the slope, then the object will topple (remember that the slope is at 45 degrees to the horizontal).
So with all these factors taken into account, if the object is again sliding down the same slope and it slides over a sudden change in material with greater traction, increasing the friction (correct me if I'm wrong), which gets subtracted from the velocity or momentum (neither of which are forces so this confuses me - would you use kinetic energy instead?) and as long as these forces are greater than the force of X then the cube can rotate about the pivot and topple)
So my question is: What force would X be, because I don't think it could be GPE. And would the cube even topple, since when the friction increased and the face of the cube came off the slope surface, the friction then decreases again because there is less surface area of the cube on the slope surface. And what would the formula be for finding force X.