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coefficient
as in:  coefficient of thermal expansion


Determine the coefficient of friction between the two objects.
  physics:  a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic (such as the coefficient of thermal expansion)
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For example, the thermal expansion coefficient relates the change in the temperature of a material to the change in a material’s linear dimensions.
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  • Determine the coefficient of friction between the two objects.
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