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# Can the coefficient of static energy exceed unity...In other words, can the frictional force between a body and surface be greater than the weight of the body?

Question #25023. Asked by Nude Dude. (Dec 09 02 6:51 PM)

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To answer this you will need more parameters for your search, what are the materials involved, what are the surface conditions, is the surface level etc.
Given just the question then the answer is yes - a soft Polyurethane object placed on a soft polyurethane surface which is inclined at a steep angle will have a coefficient exceeding unity going UP the slope!

 Dec 09 02, 7:12 PM

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