Thread: Ice Friction
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:13 AM
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I think that water layer is too hard to test... My hypothesis would be that ice is like a crystal when it freezes, and I guess it's in somewhat of a cubical shape, which creates a small surface. I don't think it's the water, cause at skating rinks, they often remove the top layer of ice periodically. But I don't understand how you can test that... Perhaps you can ask what is the effect of having a layer of water... You can have a single ramp, and slide an object off a ramp unto the ice and measure how far it goes to measure the amount of friction. Then use the same ramp with ice covered with water. Just ideas...

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