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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

    russ_watters

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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

    stewartcs

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    The two material's properties.


    No.

    Caveat: Cold welds.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2007
  7. Nov 14, 2007 #6

    stewartcs

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  8. Nov 14, 2007 #7
    thnx :D
     
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