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Real Life Situations? Static vs. Kinetic friction

  1. Nov 20, 2006 #1
    Real Life Situations?

    Hey everybody. I was just wondering if there are any real life situations where the static friction of an object will ALWAYS be greater than the kinetic friction. Please let me know! Thanks!
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  3. Nov 20, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    Just about any application of dry friction between surfaces will satisfy that requirement. I challenge you to find an example where kinetic friction exceeds the maximum static friction.
  4. Nov 20, 2006 #3
    Your example would be drag, of some form. At sufficient velocities, I imagine every pair of dry surfaces can eventually have kinetic friction exceeding maximum static.
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