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Static friction

  1. Nov 13, 2007 #1
    I'm curious as to what does the limit of the magnitude of static friction depends on between any two objects.
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  3. Nov 13, 2007 #2


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    Normal force and friction coefficient.
  4. Nov 13, 2007 #3
    what does the coefficient of friction depend on?
    -how smooth or rough the surface of the objects are?
  5. Nov 13, 2007 #4
    also, why is the coefficient of static friction larger than kinetic? Can someone explain this to me with reference to a block on an inclined plane. Thnx
  6. Nov 14, 2007 #5


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    The two material's properties.


    Caveat: Cold welds.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2007
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  8. Nov 14, 2007 #7
    thnx :D
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