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Net Force: Definition and Calculations

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How can a moving object be in equilibrium?

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1. What is net force?

2. What causes a change in an object's state of motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of net force and how to apply it. Topics you will need to comprehend in order to pass the quiz include equilibrium and free-body diagrams.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to apply your knowledge of the following:

  • Moving objects in equilibrium
  • Causes of change in an object's motion
  • Definition of a free-body diagram
  • Net force on objects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve calculating net force practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about upward and downward force

Additional Learning

For more, visit the lesson Net Force: Definition and Calculations, which covers these objectives:

  • Differentiate gross and net force
  • Define vector quantities and equilibrium
  • Understand Newton's first law
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