Static and Kinetic Friction

# Static and Kinetic Friction - Ma T k-= μ The final...

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Section 1 Static and Kinetic Frictions March 19, 2007 Anthony Marro Jason Janscak, Jason Halwick Abstract In this experiment we will study how the coefficient of friction for an object depends on the mass of the object, the area of contact between the object, the type of material contact, and the speed of the object. We will do this by sliding a force gauge on top of two objects with different materials, but weigh the same, and see how the forces differ.

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Section 1 Analysis: Kinetic Friction Mg
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Unformatted text preview: Ma T k-= μ The final coefficient of friction for the wood surface was .26782 and the coefficient of friction for the felt pad was .31186 Conclusion: In conclusion the felt pad produces more friction as evident by it having more of a coefficient of friction. And the theoretical value of the coefficient of frictions of a wood surface was .25257 which created a percent error of 6.038%. The theoretical value of the felt pad was .30398 which created a percent error of 2.57%...
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## This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHYS 212L taught by Professor Huang,tai-yin during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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