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Answered 2008-05-20 07:16:49

Friction can make it easier to accelerate something or harder to. More friction on the object being accelerated means it is more difficult to accelerate it. You and a friend are pushing a heavy crate down a street from a standing start. It's difficult to accelerate it. Now try the same thing on a street that is covered with ice. (The two of you have spikes on your shoes.) Better acceleration.

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How does the force of gravity affect the rate of acceleration?

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How does friction decrease the acceleration of a car?

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How does the weight of an object affect friction?

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Why is the law of acceleration is friction?

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