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  • Tinkle

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    May 31, 2024 at 3:48 pm
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    A frictionless surface is an idealized theoretical concept where there is no friction between the surface and any object in contact with it. In other words, it is a surface with zero coefficient of friction.

    In a frictionless surface, there would be no force of friction acting on an object in contact with the surface. This means an object could slide or roll across the surface without any opposing force slowing it down.

    Frictionless surfaces do not exist in the real world, as all surfaces have some degree of roughness and adhesive forces that create friction. However, the concept is useful in physics and mathematics as a simplifying assumption for modeling certain systems, such as in classical mechanics problems. It allows for the analysis of motion without the complicating factor of friction.

    While not physically realizable, frictionless surfaces provide a baseline for understanding the fundamental principles of motion and can serve as a starting point for more complex models that incorporate real-world factors like friction.

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