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How might a person sitting at rest on a frictionless horizontal surface get altogether off it?

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How might a person sitting at rest on a frictionless horizontal surface get altogether off it?

Ideal Frictionless Surface:

The ideal frictionless surface is an arbitrary hypothetical conceptual surface that has no friction at all or the object placed on it is an analogue of the same object placed in 3-dimensional deep space in an ideal vacuum. The force of any magnitude, however small is, can make the object move, however heavy it is.

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  • A person sitting at rest on a frictional horizontal surface can get altogether off it as it is mentioned in the context section that however small...

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Friction: Definition and Types

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Chapter 7 / Lesson 5
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You experience friction all the time, and you should be glad you do! Friction helps keep stationary objects in place as well as slow moving objects down as they slide across a surface. This lesson identifies what friction is and explains the two ways we find this force on earth.


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