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ERIC Number: EJ755184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Simple Measurement of the Sliding Friction Coefficient
Gratton, Luigi M.; Defrancesco, Silvia
Physics Education, v41 n3 p232-235 May 2006
We present a simple computer-aided experiment for investigating Coulomb's law of sliding friction in a classroom. It provides a way of testing the possible dependence of the friction coefficient on various parameters, such as types of materials, normal force, apparent area of contact and sliding velocity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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