School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Mh-1 Friction

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate some of the basic properties of friction.

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Inclined Plane Pic

Inclined Plane Diagram

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Description

ANGLE OF REPOSE

A block of wood is placed on the inclined plane and the angle of repose adjusted until the block slides with uniform velocity. The tangent of the angle then gives the coefficient of friction between these surfaces.

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