Does surface type affect the force of friction?


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2009-10-21 04:14:48
2009-10-21 04:14:48

Surface types can affect the force of friction because as the surface gets rough and rougher it has more friction and smooth surface has less friction. if we compare the affect of friction force on a ice and road. Road is much more rough than the ice chunk and if we slide a ice hockey puck on each of the surfaces, we get that smoother surfaces has less friction.


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The type of surface on which the object is sitting affects the coefficient of friction. Mass does not affect the coefficient of friction; it affects the the amount of friction on a given object. The coefficient of friction, µ, is found by dividing the force of friction by the normal force (µ = Ff ÷ FN).

friction depends on type of surface and force applied its not dependent on the mass till gravitation is taken into account

if the mass is more than the friction is high. and if the surface is rough then also the friction is more. thus we can say that both mass and surface type affects friction.

It doesn't. The coefficient of friction is a property dependent on the type of surface and its roughness and not on the force applied to the surface.

-Type of surface. -The weight of the object that moves on it.

Friction depends on the surface that the object is going against. If an applied force is used to push a box on a ground, the friction is the surface of the ground, may the ground be rough or smooth, there is a force that goes against the applied force. Air friction is also a type of friction that many physics question does not account for, because it is a virtually small force.

If two interacting surfaces have bumpy surface area then friction will increase. Friction will be less if the surfaces are smooth and less deceleration for the object moving on this type of surface. Frictional force decreases the magnitude of forward force.

YES. Kinetic energy is the energy a body possesses because of it is in motion. Because it exists between an object and the surface over which it moves. Actually, NO. Friction is a force. In mechanical systems it is equal to the product of the coefficient of friction (mostly determined by material type and surface finish/roughness) and the force normal to the surface interface. A friction force can exist in the absence of motion (static friction) which disqualifies it as a form of kinetic energy, but it also exists between surfaces that are in motion relative to each other (dynamic friction). In the case of dynamic friction, it is still a force, but when applied over a distance, the force will produce heat (friction work) which is the energy lost to friction.

Yes. Different substances have a different coefficient of friction.

friction is a type of force of two surfaces in contact.force is an action that causes a body of mass to accelerate.Friction is a force. However, there are other types of forces as well.Friction is a force that comes out due to initial force application. It is a resistant force.Friction is a force that is created whenever two surfaces move or try to move across each other. Friction always opposes the motion or attempted motion of one surface across another surface.Friction is dependent on the texture of both surfaces.Friction is also dependent on the amount of contact force pushing the two surfaces together (normal force).

The type of friction that requires the greatest amount of force to overcome is static friction.

Rough surface provides lot of friction.

The more uneven the surface, the more friction there is.

Friction affects objects only by touching it. To reduce friction you can polish the sufaces. Sometimes friction is good like for example traction with is grip.

Air resistance is a type of friction, friction is a force.

To amplify means to intensify or increase something. Friction is a type of force. Consider using a rolling object. The more the speed of the object increases so does the friction. The friction attempts to slow down the object because of gravity, thus increasing frictional force. A rough surface beneath a rolling object as opposed to a smooth surface can also do the same due to air pockets in holes in the surface.

A contact force, such as friction. If a car wheel wasn't on the ground there couldn't be friction. A non-contact force could be magnets, the two magnets don't need to touch to repel or attract :)

There is friction between the soles of your shoes and the surface you are running on. Air resistance against your body is also a type of friction.

Traction is a loose term describing the amount of friction an item has. Friction is a type of force.

Yes. Different materials and different surface structures affect the frictional force.

The type of kinetic friction that is usually greater is the force of sliding kinetic friction.

Frictional force is a contact force which opposes relative motion.

Friction. This type of friction is called static friction.

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