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# How do you overcome friction?

Updated: 10/25/2022

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11y ago

Friction is overcome by the addition of force.

But there are some basic ways to avoid excess friction:

1) Reducing friction between moving surfaces by using lubricants such as powders, oil or water.

2) By using surfaces that have less friction such as plastic or Teflon where the parts come together.

3) Change the sliding friction to rolling friction, using wheels, rollers, or ball bearings.

4) Reduce the weight of the object being moved across a surface. Less weight usually means less friction for any given surface.

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### What kind of friction requires more force to overcome rolling friction of sliding friction?

Sliding friction requires more force to overcome its friction.

### What kind of friction requires more forced to overcome rolling friction or sliding friction?

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### What kind of friction requires more forces to overcome rolling friction or sliding friction?

Sliding friction requires more force to overcome its friction.

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### What kind of friction must be overcome to start overcome of a stationary object?

That is called static friction.

### The force needed to overcome kinetic friction is usually less than that needed to overcome static friction true or false?

False. The force needed to overcome static friction is usually greater than the force needed to overcome kinetic friction.

### What is the easiest friction between solids to overcome?

The easiest friction between solids to overcome are simply rubber and water

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### True or false the force needed to overcome kinetic friction is useally greater than that needed to overcome static friction?

False. The force needed to overcome static friction is typically greater than that needed to overcome kinetic friction. Static friction is the resistance to motion when an object is at rest, while kinetic friction is the resistance to motion when an object is already in motion. Static friction requires more force to overcome because it is necessary to break the initial &quot;stickiness&quot; between the surfaces.

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