Factors Affecting Friction

Factors Affecting Friction

Author: Jon Fishwild
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What factors play a role in the amount of friction between two surfaces?

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Questions for Understanding

After viewing this tutorial, you should be able to explain which of the following variables substantively effect the amount of friction between two surfaces:

a. speed at which the surfaces interact,

b. amount of surface area between the interacting surfaces,

c. type of materials of which each surface is composed,

d. mass of or weight on the object moving along the surface.

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