Physics 10-28-11 Friction & Normal Force (& Zorba!)

PHYSICS: So why don’t things that are moving just keep moving? Here’s the intro lecture on friction. Remember a few key things. Net forces produce acceleration. You can find Ff a couple of different ways – it’ll be part of a net force equation and can be found from the coefficient of friction equation. If and ONLY if your object is moving at a constant velocity, Ff will equal Fa. Fn is only sometimes equal to Fw. If your object is pulled at any angle (or pushed), Fn will be a part of Fnet in the vertical direction. Is that enough for now? Have a great weekend!!

BTW – Did you figure out Zorba? The solution is at the beginning of this vodcast.

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