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Before attempting these questions you should read the textbook section on friction. As usual, all answers should be written in complete sentence form.


What is "Static Friction"?


Which is greater, static friction or kinetic (called sliding in your book) friction?


For each of the following, tell whether or not it has an effect on the amount of friction between two surfaces. If it has an effect, what effect does it have?:

(A) The force pushing the surfaces together

(B) The surface area of the surfaces in contact

(C) The roughness or smoothness of the surfaces

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