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Lorentz transformation of friction

  1. Jun 17, 2010 #1
    In special relativity, velocity dependent forces transform. Let us then consider frictional forces, such as drag, which are velocity dependent in the first order. Do two observers moving relative to a third body measure different frictional effects?
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2010 #2
    Wow -- friction at relativistic speeds. Things are going to get pretty hot!

    I don't know the answer to your question, but now I'm curious too. I suppose one place to start is looking at some relativistic version of Stokes' law and determining how it transforms.
     
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