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Newton's Laws and Friction

  1. Sep 28, 2011 #1
    How can you figure out the coefficient of static friction. I'm having a hard time understanding it.
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2

    Drakkith

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    Are you trying to figure out a number for a specific object or just understand the general idea?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2011 #3
    Both. But I am trying to find a specific number in a problem with a mass and an angle of an incline.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2011 #4

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    May I suggest heading to the homework forum and posting the problem there with all the relevant values and such? This looks like it will be a little complicated since the coefficient will depend on the actual material properties in the problem. Post there that way you can get the appropriate help.

    But for a general idea of what is going on, what is it that you don't understand about it?
     
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