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what is drag?
Drag is a general word for forces between neighboring
objects that drag each other along. That means that the drag tends to
make them move together. Some examples of forces that involve drag are
friction and air resistance. Friction is a force that occurs in between
two objects that rub against each other. Air resistance slows objects
down as they move through stationary air, and of course pulls them
along into motion with the air in a wind.
-Tamara (and mike)
(republished on 07/29/06)
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