Sliding Friction: Definition, Formula & Examples


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What is sliding friction?

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1. What is a normal force?

2. What is the force needed to keep an object moving that is on flat ground with a mass of 10 kg and a coefficient of sliding friction of 0.4? Use an acceleration of 10.0 m/s/s in your calculations.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sliding friction depends on two variables: the materials in question and the weight of the object. Test your knowledge of sliding friction and the related formulas with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of the assessments will be:

  • Normal force
  • Calculating force
  • Calculating mass of an object

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what sliding friction is
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on sliding friction
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve coefficient of sliding friction practice problems

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, Sliding Friction: Definition, Formula & Examples, to increase your knowledge of sliding friction. Objectives covered include:

  • Define sliding friction
  • Know the formula for sliding friction
  • Understand what normal is a scientific term for