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Find the coefficient of friction between the puck and the ice.

  1. Feb 5, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A hockey puck leaves a player's stick with a speed of 9.90 m/s and slides 35.0 m before coming to rest.


    2. Relevant equations

    Find the coefficient of friction between the puck and the ice.


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I don't even know how to approach this problem
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    First you find the acceleration.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2010 #3
    First find the average acceleration that puck had when slowing down from 9.9 m/s to 0 over 35 meters. you can use v^2=v^2+2ad equation.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 #4
    Ah, I see, so I had to divide accelration by gravity. Thanks!
     
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