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What two forces act on you while you are in a moving elevator? When are these forces of equal...

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What two forces act on you while you are in a moving elevator? When are these forces of equal magnitudes and when are they not?

Equilibrium Of Forces:

In the equilibrium of forces, the net force acting on the system becomes zero and the object will remain at rest. In the equilibrium condition, the sum of the horizontal forces acting on the system will be equal to zero and so as the case for vertical forces.

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While in the elevator the weight of the person will act in the downward direction and the normal force exerted by the elevator will act in the upward...

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Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced

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Chapter 5 / Lesson 6
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Forces are needed to start or stop an object's motion, but can also be involved when an object is at rest or already traveling at constant velocity. In this video lesson, you'll identify the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces, understanding how they affect the movement of objects.


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