What is the largest friction opposing the car? - ProProfs Discuss

# What is the largest friction opposing the car?

#### Matz Lewis Clark

Traveler and writer by profession.

Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

If you do not understand friction, you should know that it is a force. There are various types of friction that could oppose the movement of an object. This includes static friction and sliding friction. However, when it comes to the friction that opposes the object, and the force that goes in a different direction is kinetic friction.

Kinetic friction even has its own formula. The formula for this type of friction is (coefficient of kinetic friction)(normal force), in which you would multiply these two together. This formula is important to know in case you have a word problem in which you need to calculate kinetic friction.

#### K. Tanaka

K. Tanaka, Librarian, Oklahoma

Kinetic friction is the correct answer to this question. Kinetic friction is known to be the type of friction that will oppose an object's movement or oppose any type of motion that occurs in an object. There are many types of friction, which act on objects at their various stages of motion.

These types of friction include static friction, and sliding friction. To understand these type of frictions, we must first understand what friction itself is. Friction is a force.

With a car that is in motion, the friction force goes in the opposite direction. This is what makes it kinetic friction.

#### F. Hope

F. Hope

When you push a car or something that makes you exert energy, and whether you face the object or put your back to it, the first thing you do is push the ground with your feet away from the car. The ground does not move, so there is an equal and opposite force under your feet. As this force is working against your feet, friction is generated as we attempt to push the car forward.

As you push with more force, the friction increases, but it is limited, and once it goes beyond the limit, the vehicle will begin to roll. Once the car starts to move, there is still friction between the tires and the road called rolling friction. The largest friction in this scenario is static frictional force before the auto beginning to move.

#### W. Kaye

W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

The significant friction that opposes a car during acceleration is called kinetic friction. Kinetic friction forces attempt to diminish the relative motion between two surfaces. Under Newton's third law, the ground also provides an equal and opposite force on the person's feet.

It's a forward push produced by friction or frictional force only as it's opposing the feet intended backward motion. The more powerful the engine, the likelier it will be for the car to move forward. Suppose the path that is being traveled is uphill or downhill.

In that case, gravity will be pulling the vehicle downwards, making acceleration much slower compared to downhill when there are no opposing forces. Kinetic friction is known as the friction opposing the movement of an object resisting motion that acts opposite its direction is kinetic friction. However, the most extensive friction that opposes a car is called static friction because it has brakes.

#### M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky, Bank Manager, Ohio

Friction is the force that opposes the movement of an object between any surface that is in contact. The accelerator is one the largest friction opposing a car. The acceleration is also regarded as kinetic friction. It is a friction that opposes the movement of an object. There are other types of friction force, but the friction that opposes a moving car is called the kinetic force of kinetic friction.

Different friction can be the reason a moving car is halted. Other forces are thrust, lift drag, and weight. Another reason that can cause opposition in the movement of a car is when the car engine is not good, or the car is moving in an uphill way; this makes the accelerator slowly and makes movement hard.

#### Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

The correct answer to this question is static friction. This force acts on the wheels of the car and it is the force that makes the car move forward. Static friction is a type of friction that happens between an object that is stationary and the surface of that object that it is resting upon.

When the objects start to move, then kinetic friction will begin. Other examples of static friction is when there is a bookmark in a book or a car on a hill. The maximum amount of static friction that there is is 5145 N, where N is for Newton.

#### Anika Nicole

Content Writer, Teacher

Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

When someone pushes a car, they first push the ground backward with their feet. Under Newton's third law, the ground also employs an equal and opposite force on the person's feet. It's a forward push generated by friction or frictional force only as it's opposing the feet' intended backward motion. With the frictional force, you make yourself adept at utilizing a forward push, and you are now enacting the forward push on the vehicle through his hands.

A resistive force termed friction acts opposite to this applied force and is made between the vehicle's tires and the road. As the person starts pushing harder, this friction also starts rising equally, and the car is yet to move. This friction has an upper limit beyond which it cannot rise anymore. This top rate of the static frictional force is known as limiting friction. As the employed force goes beyond this limit, the vehicle starts rolling. The friction resisted the applied force when the car was not moving; it is termed static friction. When the vehicle starts moving, there is still a frictional force between the tires and the road. It is called rolling friction.

#### E. Barnes

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E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

The largest friction that will oppose the car is acceleration. If the car is unable to move forward because of something that hinders it or there may be a problem with the machine, then the car will not be able to move forward. Of course, there are other factors that will affect how fast the acceleration of the car is going to be. Engine power will definitely play a huge factor.

The more powerful the engine, the easier it will be for the car to move forward. Another factor is if the path that is being traveled is uphill or downhill. Gravity will be pulling the car downwards which can make acceleration much slower as compared to downhill when there are no opposing forces.

#### W. Wright

Let's see how far my knowledge stretches

W. Wright, Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

The major friction that opposes a car during acceleration is the kinetic friction. It is known that friction opposes the movement of an object or opposes motion. There are actually different kinds of friction, such as kinetic friction, sliding friction, static friction, and probably more.

These different kinds of friction act on objects at different stages of motion. Understand that friction is a force, usually referred to as frictional force, and it is of a different type. So, when a car is in motion, the frictional force that acts in opposite to its direction is the kinetic friction.

The frictional force that acts both in the direction and opposite of the accelerating car is the static friction. There are basically four forces that affect a car, which are thrust, drag, lift, and weight. In conclusion, I think the largest friction that opposes a car is static friction because it is employed in the application of brakes.