College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 6 - Conceptual Questions - Page 225: 5


Yes, static friction can do work.

Work Step by Step

Yes, static friction can do work. For example, box A is sitting on box B. We accelerate box B and the static friction force acting on box A accelerates box A. In this situation, the static friction force does positive work on box A.
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