Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction between Tires and Snow (8:59)
We use Newton’s Second Law and Uniformly Accelerated Motion to experimentally determine the Static Coefficient of Friction between Tires and Snow. This is an AP Physics 1 topic.
0:09 Reading and translating the problem
1:03 Visualizing the experiment
1:16 Where to begin?
1:45 Drawing the Free Body Diagram
3:09 Summing the forces in the y-direction
4:47 Summing the forest in the x-direction
6:24 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
7:35 Solving for the coefficient of static friction
8:18 All 9 trials
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