In Reply to: What's the coefficient of friction between a slide and a person? posted by Kirsty on 02/11/02 at 3:27 PM:
I don't know, but it can be roughly determined. You can do this by calculating the time it would take for a person to travel the distance of the slide, neglecting friction. You could then do some real life experiments and compare the results. A coefficient of friction could then be derived, but don't change your pants or all bets are off.
You need the following:
1.) Angle of inclination of the slide
2.) Mass of person
3.) Force of gravity in your geographical region
4.) A slide, stopwatch, tape measure and test person