# Physics engine - Part 7: Friction

## Friction

There is still one glaring problem with our simulation: It’s still all very slick. Boxes just skid off the floor. We’re lacking friction.

In order to start simple, lets just assume everything has infinite friction (i.e. super-sticky). That means anything that’s in contact should never slide. In other words, there should be no relative *tangential* movement at the contact points.

We can compute the relative movement using `PrevPos`

:

And the tangential part is:

\[\Delta p_t = \Delta \vec p \cdot \vec n_\perp\]So we simply have to apply a correction of

\[\Delta \vec x = \Delta p_t \vec n_\perp\]We can add this constraint to our `solve_pos_box_box`

system quite easily:

```
let relative_movement = (pos_a.0 - prev_pos_a.0) - (pos_b.0 - prev_pos_b.0);
```

Currently, we’ve worked with restitution, which operates on the normal velocity, $v_n$, friction on the other hand by limiting the tangential velocity, $v_t$, which is perpendicular to the normal.

That is, for each contact, we simply compute the current tangential velocity:

\[v_t = \vec v_{rel} \cdot \vec n_\perp\]Or in code:

```
let tangent_vel = relative_vel.perp_dot(n);
```

Now we can simply remove this velocity by adding an opposite velocity correction: