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Forces and Friction

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Introduction

MOHAMED PANCHBHAYA                                                                                 11L

Forces and Friction

Introduction:

Friction is a very common force. Whenever one object tries to slide over another object friction tries to stop it. Static friction is a bigger force than dynamic friction.

Aim:

My aim is to investigate how much force is needed for a box to be moved on different surfaces and when added more weight to the box. I will be investigating the friction force on the surfaces. The key thing that I have to consider whilst investigating is A) the ground surface it is on and B) the weight that is put in the object by doing this I will acquire my results.

Prediction:

I predict that if the box is on a smooth surface with fewer weights within the box, the box will move instantly as there would be less friction occupied. As the surface is smooth the box will not need as much force to pull it as there is less gravity pushing down on the box. On the other hand I predict the box will need far more force to pull the box if it had more weight inside the box with a rougher surface. The more gravity force on the box the more friction will be necessary also when the surface area will be forceful.

Hypothesis:

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Middle

2000g

0. newtons

2.9n

2500g

0.newtons

3.5n

3000g

0.newtons

4n

Rough surface

0g

0.newtons

1.4n

Number 2 a bit

500g

0. newtons

2.7n

Rougher than the 1st

1000g

0. newtons

5.1n

1500g

0. newtons

6.5n

2000g

0. newtons

8.3n

2500g

0.newtons

10n

3000g

0.newtons

11.3n

These are the results obtained from the first experiment. Now in order to get an accurate set of results I did the experiment second time and these where the results that I gained from that experiment.

Table of results experimentation:2

These are the results from experimentation 2

Material

Weight used in

Weight before

Weight During the

grams to conduct

the experiment

experiment in

the experiment

newtons

0g

0.newtons

1.5n

Carpet

500g

0. newtons

2n

1000g

0. newtons

4.3n

1500g

0. newtons

5.4n

2000g

0. newtons

7n

2500g

0.newtons

8.3n

3000g

0.newtons

10.2n

Rough surface

0g

0.newtons

1.2n

number 1

500g

0. newtons

2.5n

1000g

0.

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Conclusion

By putting my scientific knowledge at the use I have come up to a conclusion that there are usually forces acting on an object. The forces might change the shape of the object or even change the direction it is moving in, it may also slow down the moving abject. The build up of static I caused by friction. The friction force that we consider a result from contact between two surfaces. It then follows that if there is a friction force then there must be force of contact between the two surfaces this means that there must be a normal force as well.

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