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Homework Help: Static Friction doing work?

  1. Oct 11, 2013 #1
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    My textbook has a true or false problem that says Static Friction can never do work on an Object and they say that it's false.. How can static friction do work?
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  3. Oct 11, 2013 #2


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    Consider taking measurements in a moving frame of reference.

    Or consider a block resting on a cart (with static friction), and the cart moves.
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