Key words: Friction, Physics, Physical Science, sliding, rolling, fluid, static, kinetic, adhesion, surface roughness, deformation, coefficient of friction, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
by Ron Kurtus (revised 25 May 2014)
The following material consists of website and book resources on friction.
Friction Concepts - HyperPhysics
Friction - Wolfram Research Science World
How Tires Work - How Stuff Works
Rolling friction and rolling resistance - includes coefficients - Engineering Toolbox
Rolling Friction - simple explanation - Davidson College
Rolling Resistance - mathematical approach - MathWorks
Tire-Road Interaction - equations - MathWorks
Rolling Resistance Equations - derivations - Real World Physics Problems
Rolling Resistance - Wikipedia
Complete Idiot's Guide To Physics by Johnnie T. Dennis; Alpha (2003) $18.95
What Is Friction? (Ages 4-8) by Lisa Trumbauer; Children's Press (CT) (2004) $4.95
Friction Science and Technology (Mechanical Engineering Series) by Peter J. Blau; Marcel Dekker Pub. (1995) $89.95
Physics of Sliding Friction (NATO Science Series E:) by B.N. Persson, E. Tosatti; Springer Pub. (1996) $358.00
Friction and Lubrication in Mechanical Design (Mechanical Engineering Series) by Ali Seireg; Marcel Dekker Pub. (1998) $199.95
Control of Machines with Friction (The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) by Brian Armstrong-Hélouvry; Springer Pub. (1991) $179.00
Tribology: Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials by I. M. Hutchings; CRC Press (1992) $68.88
Physical Science textbooks
Conceptual Physical Science - Chapter 4 Gravity and Satellite Motion by Paul G. Hewitt, John Suchocki and Leslie A. Hewitt, Addison-Wesley Longman (2004); $87
Physical Science: A Unified Approach - Chapter 5 Motion and Gravity by Jerry Schad, San Diego Mesa College, Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. (1995); $215
Physics: Algebra/Trig - Chapter 5 Centripetal Force and Gravity by Eugene Hecht, Adelphi University; Brooks/Cole Publishing (2002) $239
Physics: Principles with Applications - Chapter 5 Circular Motion and Gravitation by Douglas C. Giancoli, Prentice Hall (2004) $199
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