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Coefficients of Friction

Coefficients of Friction

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Tutorial

This video accompanies the handout titled Determining Coefficients of Friction (available below).

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Questions for Understanding

After viewing this tutorial you should be able to answer the following:

1. How is the coefficient of friction for any pair of materials determined experimentally?

2. Why is the coefficient of friction unitless?

3. What factor is the coefficient of friction quantifying?

4. Is the coefficient of friction equal to the friction force?

5. How many different coefficients of friction are there for any given pair of surfaces?

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Determining Coefficients of Friction

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