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Friction

  • R. D. Arnell
  • P. B. Davies
  • J. Halling
  • T. L. Whomes
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Abstract

Friction is the resistance to motion which occurs whenever one solid body slides over another. The resistive force, which acts in a direction directly opposite to the direction of motion, is known as the friction force. The friction force which is required to initiate sliding is known as the static friction force, while that required to maintain sliding is known as the kinetic friction force. Kinetic friction is usually lower than static friction.

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© R. D. Arnell, P. B. Davies, J. Halling and T. L. Whomes 1991

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  • R. D. Arnell
  • P. B. Davies
  • J. Halling
  • T. L. Whomes

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