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Retro tutorial – Week 2

Friction is a topic where doing problems is particularly instructive. Enjoy.
There’s no better way to consolidate learning in Engineering Mechanics than quietly working through problems using pencil and paper (that’s why we call this a ‘Retro Tutorial’).

This is a topic where doing problems is particularly instructive.

It might take 30 minutes. Enjoy.

Download the tutorial in the Downloads section below and work through the questions. It includes solutions. It’s probably best if you try the problem first before looking at the solution.

Talking points

  • We often say ‘coefficient of static friction’. Why do we include the word ‘limiting’ when we are being precise?
  • How did you get on with the exponential function?

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