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Work is done against friction, producing thermal energy

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Is this statement correct:

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

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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.
 
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Thank you, I appreciate it.
 

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