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what do we call the study of friction?
- david (age 15)
west palm beach
My first thought at this question was that there's
no way that anyone would have a word just for friction. But as a loyal
researcher I did some looking and found just that. And the word is
"tribology". Tribology is the science of 'interacting surfaces in
relative motion'. It includes the study of friction, wear, lubrication,
(Thanks to the Science Shack
for knowing more than I do.)
(republished on 07/12/06)
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