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How friction is an electromagnetic force?

  1. Dec 18, 2012 #1
    how friction is an electromagnetic force?
     
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  3. Dec 18, 2012 #2

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    Re: friction

    It "is" not an electromagnetic force.
    Friction is a result of electromagnetic forces on the level of individual atoms. See books/wikipedia/other resources for an introduction to friction.
     
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