Resultant Forces

Resultant Force
Resultant force is the single force that would have the same effect on the object as all the orignal forces acting together.
When the resultant force on an object is zero-
The object is at rest, it will stay at rest.
Or if the object is moving, it will carry on moving at the same speed in the same direction.

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  • Created on: 15-08-13 18:30

Resultant Force of an object is not zero

When the resultant force of an object is not zero, there will be an acceleration in the same direction of the force.
This means that;
if the object is at rest, it will accelerate in the direction of the resultant force.
If the object is moving in the same direction as the resultant force, it will accelerate in that direction.
If the object is moving in the opposite direction to the resultant force, it will decelerate. 

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