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Work is done against friction, producing thermal energy

  1. May 17, 2008 #1
    Is this statement correct:

    "Work is done against friction, producing thermal energy"?

  2. jcsd
  3. May 17, 2008 #2
    To be as precise as possible - it depends on the situation.
    In general however, "friction does work - producing thermal energy." And if you want to be really hardcore, friction converts kinetic energy to thermal energy.
  4. May 18, 2008 #3
    Thank you, I appreciate it.
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