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Coefficient of Kinetic Friction: Definition, Formula & Examples

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What is the definition of the coefficient of kinetic friction?

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1. The normal force acts in which direction?

2. On a flat surface, the force required to keep an object weighing 10kg sliding is 10 Newtons. What is the coefficient of kinetic friction? Use acceleration of gravity = 10kg/s/s.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your proficiency with the coefficient of kinetic friction using this interactive quiz and worksheet. Questions will test you on topics like normal force and the coefficient of kinetic friction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be asked to:

  • Define coefficient of kinetic friction
  • Know the direction of normal force
  • Solve for mass
  • Solve for the coefficient of kinetic friction

Skills Practiced

Exemplify your skills in the following areas in these assessments:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge about the coefficient of kinetic friction to solve practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding kinetic friction and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding normal force

Additional Learning

Continue learning all about kinetic friction by reviewing the accompanying named Coefficient of Kinetic Friction: Definition, Formula & Examples. In this lesson, the objectives covered will include:

  • Know the equation for normal force and mathematical symbols for mass, kinetic friction, and other variables
  • Understand how to read a kinematic representation of the forces
  • Understand how kinetic friction acts on objects moving up and down inclined planes
  • Solve practice problems with real-life applications in the lesson
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