# A hockey puck slides across the ice at a constant speed. Is its equilibrium? Why or Why not?

## Question:

A hockey puck slides across the ice at a constant speed. Is its equilibrium? Why or Why not?

### Equilibrium:

Equilibrium is defined as the state in which all the forces acting upon a certain body cancels out. Some examples of this would be a rock that is at rest on top of a table. The table exerts a normal force

## Answer and Explanation:

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The answer to this question is that the hockey puck is at a state of equilibrium. This is because of the fact that the puck is not moving vertically,...

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 4
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In this lesson, you will learn what is meant in physics by 'balanced forces', including how that applies to Newton's 1st Law, as well as some examples of balanced forces in real life. A short quiz will follow.