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Re: how come a rubber band becomes hot when you stretch it

Date: Tue Mar 23 15:35:28 1999
Posted By: Frank Berauer, Technology Transfer Engineer Microelectronics
Area of science: Physics
ID: 915751337.Ph

Internal friction. The rubber molecules rearrange to accomodate
the change in shape and by doing so rub against each other. This,
similar to external friction by rubbing two surfaces together,
creates heat.

Greetings from Indonesia,
        Frank Berauer

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