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Factors Affecting Friction
Friction is kind of a drag. Every time you push on something, friction pushes back. To get an object moving, you have to overcome the friction force first. If you’ve ever walked on pavement and suddenly stepped on a patch of ice, you know that different surfaces have different amounts of friction.
What determines how much friction an object experiences? Is it the type of material? The object’s weight? The amount of surface area in contact with the ground?
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