The equation seems to be relating two vectors

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the coefficient of static friction, The equation seems to be relating two vectors, F s max and F N . This relation is valid only for the magnitudes of the vectors, not the direction. I n fact, the two vectors will always be perpendicular. The equation introduces the concept of the coefficient of static friction. This constant varies from material to material, but does not depend on
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Unformatted text preview: the orientation of the material on the surface. For example, if a block of wood is set on a concrete platform, μ s is the same whether the block is on its side, its front, or its top. In other words, the coefficient does not change according to the surface area of contact....
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## This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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