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Homework Help: Anyone can check whether my answer is correct regarding friction?

  1. Jan 15, 2014 #1
    1. The ratio of limiting friction to the normal reaction is known as

    a)angle of friction.

    b)angle of repose.

    c)coefficient of static friction.

    d)coefficient of kinetic friction.

    Question 2

    When a block is at rest on an inclined plane,

    a)the friction force is equal to the static friction.

    b)the friction force is equal to the kinetic friction.

    c)the friction force is zero.

    d)the friction force is less than the static friction.

    Question 3

    The coefficient of static friction is ______ the coefficient of kinetic friction.

    a) less than

    b)equal to

    c) more than

    d)dependent on

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jan 15, 2014 #2


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    Can you explain your answer to question #2?
  4. Jan 15, 2014 #3
    I thinking the block at rest mean the slope is not high enough to make it move. Therefore I can only conclude that the static friction is equivalent to friction force
  5. Jan 15, 2014 #4


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    I don't like question 2 at all. "Static friction" is a concept; the quantifiable entity is the frictional force that results.
    Allowing that here it is being used as shorthand for static friction force, I agree with the answer in the OP.
    But I harbour suspicions that the problem setter intends "static friction" to mean the limiting static friction force.
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