The basic definitions, laws, notions and concepts employed in the study of friction are reviewed. It is shown that accepted definitions contain elements of laws, that accepted laws are formally ill-stated, and that basic notions such as contact, adhesion, etc. need critical revision and new syntheses. It is suggested that an international committee should undertake this task.
On the Definition and Laws of Friction
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Al-Bender, F. "On the Definition and Laws of Friction." Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III. World Tribology Congress III, Volume 1. Washington, D.C., USA. September 12–16, 2005. pp. 871-872. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WTC2005-63518
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