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Boxes, Books And Earthquakes Share Common Friction Characteristics, Researchers At The University Of Texas At Austin Find

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September 26, 2001
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University Of Texas At Austin
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Comparing bumps in a rug to boxes dragged across the floor and to earthquake fault zones, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed new calculations to demonstrate that the mechanics of friction can be the same, no matter what the size of the materials involved.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Comparing bumps in a rug to boxes dragged across the floor and to earthquake fault zones, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed new calculations to demonstrate that the mechanics of friction can be the same, no matter what the size of the materials involved.


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University Of Texas At Austin. "Boxes, Books And Earthquakes Share Common Friction Characteristics, Researchers At The University Of Texas At Austin Find." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 September 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010926071545.htm>.
University Of Texas At Austin. (2001, September 26). Boxes, Books And Earthquakes Share Common Friction Characteristics, Researchers At The University Of Texas At Austin Find. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010926071545.htm
University Of Texas At Austin. "Boxes, Books And Earthquakes Share Common Friction Characteristics, Researchers At The University Of Texas At Austin Find." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010926071545.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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