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Name: Friction
ID: m42139
Language: English (en)
  • Discuss the general characteristics of friction.
  • Describe the various types of friction.
  • Calculate the magnitude of static and kinetic friction.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: force, friction, kinetic friction, magnitude, magnitude of kinetic friction, magnitude of static friction, normal force, sliding friction, static friction
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.6 (history)
First publication date: Dec 28, 2011 6:42 am -0600
Last revision to module: Feb 19, 2014 11:20 am -0600


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Version: 1.6 Feb 19, 2014 11:20 am -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
specified magnitude in questions (errata)

Version: 1.5 Aug 16, 2013 8:24 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
fixed solutions

Version: 1.4 Jul 5, 2012 8:30 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 1:25 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 May 29, 2012 4:14 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 12:42 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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