This Insights article is about dissipative forces (friction, air resistance, viscosity…). Damping by friction forces is one of the concepts that is encountered earliest by physics students. The reason for its importance is that almost all moving objects in everyday life are affected by friction and air resistance, which is why Newton’s 1st law is…
Physicist from Finland, graduated B.Sc and M.Sc. from university of Jyväskylä, now working and doing PhD studies in a fire safety research group in Aalto university, Espoo, Finland.