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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As these four equations show the coefficient of kinetic friction [[micro].
20] investigated the coefficient of kinetic friction between an ice cone and different materials with smooth surfaces.
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].
Since the coefficient of static friction is higher than the coefficient of kinetic friction, the tension required to initiate slip is higher than the tension during slip.
After slip, the coefficient of static friction changes to the coefficient of kinetic friction.

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