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Friction with air

  1. Apr 26, 2009 #1
    Im talking about the friction between a golf club and the air as the golf club is swinging towards the ball. how does the mass of the club, the velocity of the swing and the acceleration affect the friction acting on the club and how much will it slow down?

    I know the formuls is Ffrict = coefficent of friction (norrmal force)

    so if the force applied is greater then the force of friction will be less?
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  3. Apr 27, 2009 #2


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    Hi drinkingstraw! :smile:

    That isn't friction … it's viscosity.

    Friction is where the material doesn't move, viscosity is where it gets dragged along, and/or has to get out of the way.

    Whole different subject. :wink:
  4. Apr 27, 2009 #3
    Well that certainly changes things. Thanks :)
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