v=1m/4.76s a=0.2105/4.76 F=Ff
v=0.2101m/s a=0.04441m/s* 0.08717N=M5kg(9.81m/s*)
- The coefficent of friction for the sandpaper was the largest and the coefficent of friction
for the wood was the smallest.
- It was harder to pull the rubber- bottomed box across the sandpaper which is a rough surface.
This resulted in a stronger force needed.
-It was hard to do this lab and get good results because the box had to be pulled at a constant
velocity which is very hard to do.
The results of this lab reflect on the different surfaces that cars
drive on. The sandpaper had the highest coeffient of friction which means that the friction between the rubber and the sandpaper
was great causing more traction. This high coefficent of friction is good because the car is less likely to slide off the
road. The cement had the next highest coefficent of friction which is expected because it has similar properties to pavement
which highways are made with. The coefficent is less then the one with sandpaper but there is still enough friction to allow
a car to drive safely on it. The coefficent of friction of the wood is a lot lower then the cement and sandpaper surfaces.
This shows that there is not enough friction between rubber and some surfaces which would cause the tire to slip and as a
result the car will go off the road. Since the coefficent of friction of the wood is so much smaller then that of the sandpaper
and cement imagine how small the coefficent of friction between the rubber and ice would be! It wood be smaller then that
of the wood because ice is more slippery then wood.
CONCLUSION: Since the coefficent of friction of the wood is so much smaller then the sandpaper
and cement it shows why it is harder to drive on some surfaces then others. This lab also shows why sand is put on icy roads
to increase the amount of friction between the two surfaces.