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Homework Help: Gr.11 friction

  1. Mar 24, 2004 #1
    How do I calculate the static coefficient of friction using the equation tanè = µ when I only have the mass and angle?
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2004 #2
    that was suppose to be a tan theta thing but it came out as a funky e. just to clear that up so u not confuzzled
     
  4. Mar 24, 2004 #3

    ShawnD

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    You just said how

    [tex]\mu = tan(\theta)[/tex]

    [tex]\mu[/tex] is the coefficient of friction. [tex]\theta[/tex] is the MAXIMUM angle an object can be on a slope without slipping.

    I could prove it for you but I really do not want to do that right now.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2004 #4
    thanks that reeaaallllyyyyy helps <--- sarcasm
     
  6. Mar 24, 2004 #5

    ShawnD

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    Just curious, but why did you ask how to do it then post how to do it?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2004 #6
    I didnt, you boob
     
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