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 2014 %N 23 November 2014 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c6_measuremus.html
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.
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.