coefficient of kinetic friction

coefficient of kinetic friction

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv kə′ned·ik ′frik·shən]
(mechanics)
The ratio of the frictional force, parallel to the surface of contact, that opposes the motion of a body which is sliding or rolling over another, to the force, normal to the surface of contact, with which the bodies press against each other.
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When you go for a Chinese meal always take with you a measuring tape, a pocket calculator, a table of values of the coefficient of kinetic friction for various food types and a spring balance to measure the weight of each mouthful.
The coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the horizontal surface is assumed to be constant and will be denoted by [mu].

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