Introduction Lab 3 - Introduction In this experiment the students worked on experimenting with friction upon moving an object and determining the static

# Introduction Lab 3 - Introduction In this experiment the...

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Introduction In this experiment, the students worked on experimenting with friction upon moving an object and determining the static and kinetic friction using a friction sensor. Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. Static friction, which is a form of friction, is friction between two or more solid objects that are not moving relative to each other. An example of static friction is it stopping an object from sliding down a sloped surface. This is demonstrated in part 2 of the lab, where the students had to find the slope in which an object’s weight is stronger than the static friction. Kinetic friction, also known as dynamic friction, occurs when two objects are moving relative to each other. This is exemplified in the first portion of the lab, where we used a force sensor to measure the kinetic friction as we pushed the object through a wooden floor. The kinetic friction was between the object and the wooden floor. As with kinetic and static friction, there is always