Friction Forces and Spring Forces

  • Oliver M. O’Reilly


Two types of forces are discussed in this chapter: friction forces and spring forces. We start with the former and consider a simple classical experiment. Based on this experiment, general (coordinate-free) expressions for friction forces are obtained. The chapter closes with the corresponding developments for a spring force.


Friction Force Normal Force Position Vector Static Friction Space Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver M. O’Reilly
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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