, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 183–190 | Cite as

The research works of Coulomb and Amontons and generalized laws of friction

  • Elena PopovaEmail author
  • Valentin L. Popov
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The paper is devoted to the contributions of Coulomb and Amontons to the physics of friction from the viewpoint of current discussions and attempts to formulate generalized laws of friction.


static friction sliding friction kinetics of friction material dependency history of science 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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