Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, 4: 8
- Section 8: There are two types of friction: that which resists motion starting in an unmoving object is static friction and that that which resists the motion of a moving object is kinetic friction.
- Section 9: One can cultivate a general process for approaching any physics problem.
Read the following weblecture before chat: Friction on a flat surface
Take a look at Friction on a Ramp
to get a sense of what is happening when we have a block on a incline with friction present.
- Identify the graph lines with the force vectors (colors match). Note that the slope turns red when there is not enough static friction to keep the block at rest, where the magnitude of gravitational pull along the block equals the friction due to the normal force and coefficient of friction μ.
- What is the smallest angle where the block slides if μ is 0.1? if it is 0.5? if it is 1.0?
- Will the block slide if the angle is at extremes, 0° or 90°, with any value of μ
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