# coefficient of friction

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### the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface

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The tangent of this angle gives a coefficient of static friction of 0.
The coefficient of static friction is given simply as the tangent of the angle (6).
The coefficient of static friction is the ratio of the frictional force on a body divided by the load force perpendicular to the frictional surface at static equilibrium.
For contacting surfaces at rest, the initial coefficient of friction was defined as the coefficient of static friction ([[mu].
The force needed to start an object sliding traditionally depends on two things: its weight (and any other downward forces) and a number called the coefficient of static friction.
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