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Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction between Tires and Snow

By Flipping Physics, 10/02/2015

We use Newton’s Second Law and Uniformly Accelerated Motion to experimentally determine the Static Coefficient of Friction between Tires and Snow.
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Content Times:
0:09 Reading and translating the problem
1:03 Visualizing the experiment
1:16 Where to begin?
1:45 Drawing the Free Body Diagram
3:09 Summing the forces in the y-direction
4:47 Summing the forest in the x-direction
6:24 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
7:35 Solving for the coefficient of static friction
8:18 All 9 trials

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