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Collision, friction, contact?

  1. Jan 6, 2007 #1
    If two objects collide with each other, where is contact actually made? This question confuses me because even at the atomic level (two atoms colliding) where is contact made? P.s. i hope i'm in the right section of the forum
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  3. Jan 7, 2007 #2


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    the collision impulse between the atoms is because of the electormagnetic repulsive forces between them.
  4. Jan 7, 2007 #3
    ahh i see, thank you.
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