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A question about friction coefficients...

  1. May 31, 2017 #1
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    If a body is moving in one constant direction, is it considered stationary with respect to other directions? For example, consider a table. Let the surface of the table be defined by an x-y Cartesian plane. If the body is moving in the x direction on the table, and a force (< (μs * Fn)) is imposed in the positive y direction, does the friction acting in the negative y direction act through kinetic or static friction?

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