# What is the difference between static and kinetic friction?

## What is the difference between static and kinetic friction?

Slide 1. The Force of Static Friction keeps a stationary object at rest! Once the Force of Static Friction is overcome, the Force of Kinetic Friction is what slows down a moving object!

## How are static friction and kinetic friction similar and different?

Static friction differs from kinetic friction by the fact that static friction occurs between two points that are stationary with respect to each other. … Kinetic friction, on the other hand, is between two surfaces that are not stationary with respect to each other.

Is static friction or kinetic friction greater?

Kinetic friction (also referred to as dynamic friction) is the force that resists the relative movement of the surfaces once they're in motion. The static friction between two surfaces is always higher than the kinetic friction (at least, in practical, real-world applications).

What is static friction?

Static friction is a force that keeps an object at rest. It must be overcome to start moving the object. Once an object is in motion, it experiences kinetic friction. If a small amount of force is applied to an object, the static friction has an equal magnitude in the opposite direction.