Origin of friction
Family, Fereydoon Department of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Krim, Jacqueline Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Phonon friction
- Atomic force microscope results
- Quartz microbalance results
- Computer simulations
- Stick-slip friction
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The modern study of friction may be said to have begun in the fifteenth century, when Leonardo da Vinci deduced the laws governing the motion of a rectangular block sliding over a planar surface. However, Guillaume Amontons is credited with the first published account of the classic friction laws, which in 1699 described his observations of solid surfaces in sliding contact.
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