Often a wedge-shaped doorstop won’t hold a door open unless you kick it until it sits tightly under the door.

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What does forcing the wedge into a tight fit accomplish?

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  • Doing so increases the coefficient of friction.

  • Doing so increases the normal force between the floor and the bottom of the wedge.

  • In this position, moving the door INTO the wedge (to close it) will increase the static friction force between the wedge and the floor.

  • Doing so causes the friction to become kinetic friction instead of static friction.

  • Ghosts. It keeps ghosts from pushing the door shut.


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