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Coefficient of Friction Question

  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1
    What is the relationship between static, kinetic, and rolling? Is static supposed to be less than kinetic and kinetic less than rolling? Can someone help me out?
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  3. Dec 7, 2004 #2
    If there's no friction, an object can't roll.

    Static friction occurs when the object stops moving, i.e. when the force provided by friction cancels out the net-force.

    Kinetic friction occurs when the object continues moving with decreasing acceleration due to friction until it eventually comes to rest.
  4. Dec 7, 2004 #3
    What I'm asking is should the static coefficient of friction always be less than the kinetic and the kinetic always be less than rolling?
  5. Dec 7, 2004 #4
    rolling < kinetic < static
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