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shear stress


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A force that acts on a particle, which exists because gravity pulls objects downhill so it opposes shear strength. It promotes downslope movement, and its strength is determined mainly by slope angle (steeper slopes have higher shear stress, all else being equal).

Subjects: Environmental Science — Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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