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written by Ryan Conatser, Ben Kinnaman, and Mike Lassiter
This web resource was created as a study in friction by students at an Advanced Mechanics class at Davidson College in Davidson. The resource includes a historical background as well as the various factors that affect friction. The analysis includes sections about Rolling Friction, Velocity Dependence, Stick-Slip mechanism, Adhesion, Wear, Lubrication, Viscosity and Wet vs. Dry Friction.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
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- Rotational Dynamics
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Adhesion, Amontons, Coulomb, Da Vinci, Desagulier, Ice, Lubrication, Rolling Friction, Rubber, Stick-Slip mechanism, Teflon, Tribology, Velocity Dependence, Viscosity, Wear, Wet vs. Dry Friction
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R. Conatser, B. Kinnaman, and M. Lassiter, (1998), WWW Document, (
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Conatser, R., Kinnaman, B., & Lassiter, M. (1998, May 1). Friction. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from
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Conatser, R, B. Kinnaman, and M. Lassiter. Friction. May 1, 1998. (accessed 22 May 2024).
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