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Why it is easier to move a box which is already moving than one which is at rest ?

Why it is easier to move a box which is already moving than one which is at rest ?

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
When the box starts sliding, the contact points on its surfaces, do not get enough time to lock, into the contact points on the floor. So, the sliding friction is slightly less than static friction.

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