Static Friction

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Static friction is the force that resists relative movement.

formula

\(f_s =   \mu_s F_n \)

Where:

\(f_s\) = static friction

\(\mu _s\) (Greek symbol mu) = static friction coefficient

\(F_n\) = normal force

Solve for:

\(\mu _s = \frac {f_s}{F_n} \)

\(F_n = \frac {f_s}{\mu_s}\)