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On Fri, 10 Jul 1998 Dan@Clemmensen.ShireNet.com (Dan Clemmensen) Wrote:
> Err, as I recall, distance equals HALF of acceleration times
>the square of the time. s = .5 a t^2
You are of course entirely correct, like a moron I forgot the .5 constant, my apologies for the inaccurate information.
>If the upper bound on coefficient of friction were 1, then you could
>not accelerate at >1g on a flat surface on earth, or drive from a
>standing start up a > 1/1 (45 degree) slope.
There are materials where both the static and kinetic coefficient of friction is greater than 1 but they're rare, most are less than 1.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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