
#1
Oct1012, 02:55 AM

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How do you use the angle of uniform slip to calculate the coefficient of static friction?
Is there an equation for this? I cannot find it in the module on friction provided with the course.... thanks! I found somewhere that tanθ=μk, but that doesn't really help me, as i am looking for μs! thanks :) PS sorry if this is a really stupid question by the way... 



#2
Oct1012, 03:22 AM

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hi tratata! welcome to pf!
(try using the X_{2} button just above the Reply box ) i suppose you can prove why? 



#3
Oct1112, 01:35 AM

P: 10

Thank you so very much tinytim! I really appreciate your help with this! It makes sense now when you pointed out the difference in angle!



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