# coefficient of friction

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## coefficient of friction

n. pl. coefficients of friction
The ratio of the force of friction between an object and a surface to the frictional force resisting the motion of the object.

## coefficient of friction

n
(General Engineering) mechanical engineering the force required to move two sliding surfaces over each other, divided by the force holding them together. It is reduced once the motion has started
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 Noun 1 coefficient of friction - the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surfacecoefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
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The coefficient of friction for automotive brake pads is the most important parameter affecting the brake performance.
The coefficient of friction was calculated by taking the tangent of the angle.
Coefficient of friction is the result of transformation and dissipation of input energy in various forms.
The coefficient of friction between artificial articular cartilage and stainless steel ball was measured with a UMT-3 Micro-Tribometer (CETR Inc., USA) using a ball-plate reciprocating movement (Figure 1).
After the initial run-in period, the coefficients of friction of the PFA composites are higher than those of the PTFE composites due to the significantly higher coefficient of friction of unfilled PFA compared to unfilled PTFE.
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There are also small, portable devices that can test the floor's coefficient of friction. These are updated versions of a drag tester device used in your typical high school physics class to demonstrate the fundamental principles of the coefficient of friction.
Evolution of the coefficient of friction over time is more stable for undoped nanolamellar molybdenum disulfide: the mean [micro] value is approximately 0.01 (Figure 4, curve 3).
The outer surface should have a low coefficient of friction with itself, high gloss, and processability.

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