Physics 2 - Resultant Forces

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  • Created on: 20-05-13 20:31

Resultant Forces

The notion of resultant forces is a really important one:

  • In most real situations there are at least two forces acting on an object along any direction.
  • The overall effect of these forces will decide the motion of an object - whether it will accelerate, decelerate or at a steady speed.
  • If you have a number of forces acting at a single point, you can replace them with a single force.
  • If the forces all act allong the same line, the overall effect is found by just adding or subtracting them.
  • The overall force you get is called…

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