Forces and their interactions

  • Created by: priya1m
  • Created on: 24-03-18 18:55

Scalar quantity- magnitude ONLY

Vector quantity- Magnitude+direction

contact forces- physically touching e.g. friction, Air resistance, normal human contact

non-contact forces- physically sepearted e.g Gravitational force, Magnetic force, and electrostatic forces 

magnitude is the great size of something 

(right click and press 'open image in new tab' in order to access image) this shows the forces that act on an object

  • NOTE- upthrust only occurs in a liquid!!

the resultant force is the net effect of all the forces acting on an…


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