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Coefficient Of Friction (Static)

Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

The static coefficient of friction is a fundamental physical property that quantifies the resistance to the initiation of motion between two stationary surfaces in contact. It is expressed as the ratio of the force required to overcome the initial friction to the normal force pressing the surfaces together. This coefficient is crucial in understanding and predicting the behavior of objects at rest and the force needed to set them in motion.


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