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## Hot answers tagged friction

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### Intuition behind the differential equation for forced oscillations

It's better to write the differential equation for forced oscillations in a different way that makes it more relatable to Newton's second law: $$m\ddot{x}=F_0\sin{(\omega''t)}-b\dot{x}-kx$$ Now we can ...

### Would it be possible to ride a bicycle on the surface of Mars?

Could you ride a standard bicycle on the surface of mars? Yes, you could. You would balance a little differently, because the force of gravity is a little different, but the force is similar because ...
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### Dependence (or lack thereof) of forces on frames of reference

When you say "blocks A and B move with a relative acceleration of -3 m/s2" you are considering the motion of one block in the reference frame attached to the other block (block C). But the ...
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