Does value of gravity affect the angle at which an object slips for a fixed μ? why or why not?

 If not, what physical quantities are affected by an increase in gravitational field strength?

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  • NCS
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    1 month ago
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    No it does not, because gravity affects both the motive force (m*g*sinΘ) and the resistive force (µ*m*g*cosΘ) in the same proportions. Instead,

    Θ = arctan(µ)


    Changing "g" will change an object's weight as well as the period of a pendulum. It would affect pressure everywhere, and that would affect the density of gases (as well as liquids to a much lesser extent) -- the density of air at sea level would be higher (with increasing "g") and the density at elevation less. Escape velocity would increase. The list goes on and on.

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