# If an object with a mass of #10 kg # is moving on a surface at #45 m/s# and slows to a halt after # 6 s#, what is the friction coefficient of the surface?

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We can use the equation of motion to find the friction coefficient of the surface:

[ \text{Acceleration} = \frac{\text{Change in velocity}}{\text{Time}} ]

Given that the object slows to a halt, its final velocity is 0 m/s. So, the change in velocity is ( 45 , \text{m/s} - 0 , \text{m/s} = 45 , \text{m/s} ).

Plugging in the values:

[ \text{Acceleration} = \frac{45 , \text{m/s}}{6 , \text{s}} ]

[ \text{Acceleration} = 7.5 , \text{m/s}^2 ]

Now, we can use Newton's second law to find the force of friction:

[ \text{Force of friction} = \text{mass} \times \text{acceleration} ]

Plugging in the values:

[ \text{Force of friction} = 10 , \text{kg} \times 7.5 , \text{m/s}^2 ]

[ \text{Force of friction} = 75 , \text{N} ]

The force of friction is equal to the force applied to stop the object. Since there are no other forces acting on the object, the force of friction is equal to the force applied:

[ \text{Force of friction} = \text{Force applied} ]

Thus, the friction coefficient can be calculated using the formula:

[ \text{Friction coefficient} = \frac{\text{Force of friction}}{\text{Normal force}} ]

Since the normal force equals the gravitational force, and the mass of the object is ( 10 , \text{kg} ), the normal force is ( (10 , \text{kg}) \times (9.8 , \text{m/s}^2) = 98 , \text{N} ).

Plugging in the values:

[ \text{Friction coefficient} = \frac{75 , \text{N}}{98 , \text{N}} ]

[ \text{Friction coefficient} \approx 0.765 ]

So, the friction coefficient of the surface is approximately ( 0.765 ).

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