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Why do we slip on rainy day?

  1. Mar 14, 2012 #1
    why do we slip on rainy day?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2012 #2

    berkeman

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    Re: slipping

    What are your thoughts? What do you know about friction?
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 #3
    Re: slipping

    during rainy day we slip becaues fricton is less but please tell more.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 #4

    berkeman

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    Re: slipping

    Check out this page and tell us what you think the answer is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction

    Note how it discusses "dry" friction versus "lubricated" friction....
     
  6. Mar 15, 2012 #5

    NascentOxygen

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    Re: slipping

    I have noticed that students here in a warm climate often slip on the tiled corridor floor on rainy days because they wear inappropriate footwear--flat-soled thongs. Why do you think these are so hazardous?
     
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