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What is the equation to calculate thermal energy due to friction?

  1. Jun 5, 2014 #1
    I have to calculate the amount of thermal energy due to friction, it will be rolling friction if that makes a difference but i would like to know how (if possible) to calculate thermal energy due to friction in sliding friction as well. Thank you!
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  3. Jun 5, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    The work against friction is the energy dissipated by the friction - but not all of it will go into heat.
    Some may be sound, some may go in ablation of the surfaces, and so on.
    So there is no simple calculation.
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