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Friction & Air Resistance - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find a series of informative lessons that outline the fundamentals of air resistance and friction. Work through the chapter at your own pace to review friction types, examples of air resistance, conservation principles and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Compare different types of friction
- Recognize the formula for air resistance
- Explain how conservation principles are affected by friction
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1. Friction: Definition and Types
You experience friction all the time, and you should be glad you do! Friction helps keep stationary objects in place as well as slow moving objects down as they slide across a surface. This lesson identifies what friction is and explains the two ways we find this force on earth.
2. Air Resistance: Definition, Formula & Examples
Air resistance is an important phenomenon in physics and other scientific fields. In this lesson, we'll learn what happens when air molecules exert force on solid objects, and then test your new knowledge with a short quiz.
3. The Impact of Friction on Conservation Principles
When you've finished with this lesson, you should be able to explain how conservation of energy applies when friction is present and how friction relates to efficiency. Review what you've learned in the lesson summary, and then take a short quiz.
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