Static Friction Incline

static friction incline


  • Friction prevents the metal washer on incline from slipping. Washer will begin to slide down plane¬†when angle is great enough (one can show that the coefficient of friction is equal to the tangent of the angle when the washer just begins to slip). Materials include: rubber, glass, wood, and teflon.
  • Use angle ruler (shown in photo) to measure angle.
  • Materials located in L02, section B3. Angle ruler in L45, with rulers.