What is the coefficient of kinetic friction?
The coefficient of kinetic friction is the ratio F/w or mg/Mg , or simply m/M. Based on the data you enter, if the m/M ratio is exactly equal to the selected μ, no motion will occur. To cause motion, you need to slightly increase m, the hanging mass, by 0.1 gram, for example.
How to Calculate Coefficient of Friction?
Coefficient of Friction calculator uses Coefficient of Friction = Limiting Force/Normal Reaction to calculate the Coefficient of Friction, Coefficient of Friction is the ratio defining the force that resists the motion of one body in relation to another body in contact with it. This ratio is dependent on material properties and most materials have a value between 0 and 1. Coefficient of Friction is denoted by μ symbol.
How to calculate Coefficient of Friction using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Coefficient of Friction, enter Limiting Force (F_{lim}) & Normal Reaction (R_{n}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Coefficient of Friction calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.854167 = 5.125/6.