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Coeficient of kinetic friction

  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Using Newton's Laws, show how you would measure mu k for an accelerating block.

    2. Relevant equations

    Fnet = ma

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I can't seem to relate Fnet to Mu k...
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 #2

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    Won't the Force of friction be the difference between the ideal acceleration and measured acceleration times the mass?

    anet = a - μ

    a - anet = μ
     
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