What is a self adjusting force and why static friction is self adjusting in nature?
Bodhisatva last edited by admin
static friction is a self adjusting force because it comes into play when the body is lying over the surface of another body without any motion. (The body is at rest).
When that body overcomes the force of static friction , the maximum value of static friction is reached -which is known as limiting friction.
It is known as self adjusting force because neither it has fixed magnitude nor direction.
It adjusts according to the applied force.