Frickin' friction

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what is up with the theroy of little hills and valleys being used to describe friction! in order for this to work you need friction!
There has to be a better theroy! any ideas!


Why do you need friction to explain friction? Just e/m interaction of atoms (=attraction and repulsion between electric charges) would do it.


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Truth is, friction is not well understood by anybody. A surprising state fo affairs, considering it is one area of physics wherein greater understanding could yield tremendous amounts of practical application.

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