Friction Coefficient

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 Friction coefficient, abbreviated as \(\mu\), also called coefficient of friction, a dimensionless number, is the ratio between two contacting surfaces and the frictional force that resists the normal force of the object.


Friction coefficient formula

\(\large{  \mu =   \frac{F_a}{F_n}  }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ \mu }\)  (Greek symbol mu) = friction coefficient \(\large{ dimensionless }\)
\(\large{ F_a }\) = applied force \(\large{ lbf }\) \(\large{N}\)
\(\large{ F_n }\) = normal force \(\large{ lbf }\) \(\large{N}\)


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