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Frickin' friction

  1. May 13, 2003 #1
    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!
     
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  3. May 13, 2003 #2
    Why do you need friction to explain friction? Just e/m interaction of atoms (=attraction and repulsion between electric charges) would do it.
     
  4. May 14, 2003 #3

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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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