Friction

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Fluid Mechanics

Friction is the mechanical resistance to the relative movement of two surfaces. There are two main types of friction; static friction and dynamic friction. Typically static friction is greater than dynamic friction.

  • Abbreviated as FRICT

formula

\( f =\mu F_n \;\)

Where:

\(f\) = friction

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

\(F_n\) = normal force