Measuring the co-efficient of static friction using an inclined plane.


  • Become familiar with splitting vectors into components.
  • Investigate factors that influence the coefficient of static friction.
  • Develop an understanding of the causes of friction.

Links to Stage 6 Physics Syllabus Content


  • Solve problems or make quantitative predictions about resultant and component forces by applying the following relationships:
  • Conduct a practical investigation to explain and predict the motion of objects on inclined planes (ACSPH098). 

PH11-9/Forces, Acceleration and Energy:

  • Apply Newton’s first two laws of motion to a variety of everyday situations, including both static and dynamic examples, and include the role played by friction: (ACSPH063).