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Types of Forces

Forces that act on objects such as Friction, gravity, tension, spring force.

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Types of Forces

The various types of common forces are discussed and analyzed.
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Pirate Ship

Learn about Newton's 3rd Law, and how the concept of the 'force pair' allows us to understand interactions between objects.
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Airplane

Explore different types of forces acting on a airplane, including lift, drag, thrust, and gravity. Learn about the relationship between the net unbalanced force acting on an object and its acceleration.
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Determining the Net Force

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Free Body Diagrams

A basic explanation of free body diagrams with plenty of examples.
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Types of Forces Quiz - PPB

Explain and understand the normal force, tension, frictional forces, and spring force.
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Types of Forces Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Types of Forces.
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