Advanced Rigging Physics 3: Friction


Learn the “rules of thumb” that enable us to put numbers to friction and make sound decisions about how to work with it.

About the Course

It’s easy to gloss over the term “friction”, but how does it really apply to our systems? It can hinder and it can help, but how much?

There are some basic “rules-of-thumb” that enable us to put numbers to friction and, in turn, make sound decisions about how to work with it. If you only have one high-efficiency pulley, where should it go in the system? Learn all of this and more by joining us inside Advanced Rigging Physics 3: Friction.

What You’ll Learn

Students will grow their skill set in areas such as:

Friction between flat surfaces

Friction between curved surfaces

Theoretical mechanical advantage

Managing edge friction

Friction and resultants

Rescue implications

Practical examples

And more!

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Welcome

1.1 Welcome

1.2 Course Material

1.3 Physics for Roping Technicians

Unit 2: Friction Between Flat Surfaces

2.1 Quiz: Friction Between Flat Surfaces

2.2 Video Tutorial: Friction Between Flat Surfaces

Unit 3: Friction Between Curved Surfaces

3.1 Quiz: Friction Between Curved Surfaces

3.2 Video Tutorial: Friction Between Curved Surfaces

Unit 4: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage

4.1 Quiz: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage

4.2 Video Tutorial: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage

Unit 5: Practical Examples

5.1 Quiz: Practical Examples

5.1 Video Tutorial: Practical Examples

Unit 6: Managing Edge Friction

6.1 Quiz: Managing Edge Friction

6.2 Video Tutorial: Managing Edge Friction

Unit 7: Friction and Resultants

7.1 Friction and Resultants

7.2 Video Tutorial: Friction and Resultants

Unit 8: Wrap Up

8.1 Appendix: The language of mathematics and physics

8.2 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

Certificate of Completion

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100% Self-Paced

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Private Discussion Board

Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.


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