# p25 - Create a cushion of air Eg. Like a hovercraft or air...

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Friction “Friction is a Force that always pushes against an object when it touches another object” “When 2 things are in contact with each other, there will be friction acting between them”

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Friction… High friction (lots of friction) – will slow something down Low friction (not much friction) – will keep things moving
High friction or Low friction? Ski’s on the snow Car tyre Brakes on a bike Water on a slide Pencil and rubber

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How can we reduce the friction between 2 objects? Reduce the contact area by using rollers/ball-bearings/wheels Change the surfaces of the materials that are touching by using lubrication eg. Oil

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Unformatted text preview: Create a cushion of air Eg. Like a hovercraft or air hockey table Fluid Friction This type of friction is what happens with liquids and gases (In Physics, liquids and gases are both called &quot;fluids&quot;. They behave in similar ways.) Fluid friction is also known as &quot; drag &quot;. On aircraft it's also called &quot; air resistance &quot;. It depends on:- how thick the fluid is (its &quot;viscosity&quot;) the shape of the object the speed of the object Aircraft and car designers want to reduce drag, so that the vehicle can go fast without having to waste too much fuel. How do you think they can do it?...
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## p25 - Create a cushion of air Eg. Like a hovercraft or air...

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