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Rolling friction on a slate plane

The interactive animation depicts the rolling friction forces acting on a circular body when the body is on an oblique plane.

The animation was developed as a offline application for Windows and Macintosh systems and for integration into Microsoft PowerPoint slides. The online version presented here serves as a preview. The exe or app file can be downloaded free of charge in the member area.

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The downloaded file can be included in PowerPoint.


The animation shows a round object, which is on a seesaw. The angle of the rocker can be changed. The object moves at a certain angle. When this is the case, it also depends on the rolling friction number, which can be set in the animation.

In the interactive animation, the weight force FG and the resulting slope driving force FHA and the normal force FN can be seen.

The angle of the oblique plane can be varied continuously. The illustrated force vectors are updated automatically in real time. The rolling friction number can be entered by the user in the field on the right.

When the downhill-slope force FHA overcomes the rolling friction, the object rolls downward. In the animation the movement of the object is simulated.


Title:Rolling friction on a slate plane
Target group:
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Self-learners
Platforms (primary):
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Apple® Macintosh®
  • Enlargeable without loss
  • No installation required
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