A Pedagogical Model of Static Friction

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Pickett, Galen T.;
(2015)
  • Subject: Physics - Popular Physics
    acm: InformationSystems_MISCELLANEOUS | ComputingMethodologies_SIMULATIONANDMODELING | ComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICS | ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
    arxiv: Physics::Physics Education

While dry Coulombic friction is an elementary topic in any standard introductory course in mechanics, the critical distinction between the kinetic and static friction forces is something that is both hard to teach and to learn. In this paper, I describe a geometric mode... View more
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