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Static friction constant and Kinetic friction constant

  1. Aug 20, 2010 #1
    max [tex]\mu[/tex]s is always larger than [tex]\mu[/tex]k.

    i think it's proven experimentally, but why exactly is this so?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 21, 2010 #2
    I'd think because at rest a higher strength bond is allowed to form between the two surfaces?
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