How do disc brakes on a car work?

How It Works - - BRAIN DUMP - Henry Hunter

At­tached to the back of a car wheel is a me­tal disc called a ro­tor with a brake pad on ei­ther side. Ap­ply­ing the brakes pushes the pads to­gether, squeez­ing the ro­tor be­tween them and slow­ing the ro­tor and wheel as their ki­netic en­ergy is con­verted into ther­mal en­ergy through fric­tion.

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