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I am Justin Cannon and this is a web project for General Physics F212 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It was written spring of 2011. The topic of this webpage is friction and several of the places it appears. Friction is definitely one of those things that is taken for granted everyday. It basically enables everything around us to function. Our cars use friction between the road and their tires to speed up and to stop and even to stay on the road while driving on a curve. However, friction does have its down sides; it is the major cause of wear on any mechanical device.

Friction can be broken down into several categories: dry friction, fluid friction (viscosity), lubricated friction, skin friction, internal friction, and molecular friction. Each has its own characteristics and uses.

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This webpage is based off of a template by "dcarter." If you like the look of it there is a link at the bottom of the page where you can get ahold of him. This webpage is written entirely in CSS and XHTML. There are also links to validate this at the bottom of the page.