This web page is a tutorial relating to static friction. It uses the incline plane method for measuring the coefficient of static friction. Included is an explicit explanation of the mathematics involved. The user is asked to use the simulation to build a free body diagram of the situation. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities developed for students of introductory physics.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Measuring Coefficient of Static Friction %V 2015 %N 24 May 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c6_measuremus.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.