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Does friction always oppose the motion of a body?

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Does friction always oppose the motion of a body?

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The basic definition of force is that it is a push or a pull. When to objects interact, either with contact or without contact, their interaction may cause a change in their velocity. Force is a vector quantity which means that it has both direction and magnitude.

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Friction is a type of retarding force, which means that it will oppose the motion. This means that it will always oppose the motion of the body....

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