Comparative Study Between Smooth and Rough Surface of Frictional Force in Mechanics Laboratory at Wolaita Sodo University

Getachew kuma


Friction is a resisting force that acts as along the tangent to two surfaces in contact when one body slides over or attempts to slide across another.  Friction plays a major role in our daily life. There are different types of friction: static, kinetic, deformation, rolling and the like. But the aim of this project  is not to study the type of friction, the project focus on comparative study of frictional force between smooth and rough surfaces and to identify the problems that cause the students’ experimental value variation with in the same position of theoretical condition that are discussed in the classroom. For this study, the data were collected by the laboratory experimental values that were recorded by the students in mechanics of frictional forces at W.S.U. This collected data were analyzed in order to compare the experimental value of the smooth surface with the value of the rough surfaces given in the secondary data. Finally, the data is presented to show the causes that hinder the students to find to meet the coherence between the theoretical knowledge and the experimental value

Keywords: frictional force, rough, smooth

DOI: 10.7176/APTA/79-02

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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