Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced


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Why do we say that force is a vector quantity?

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1. How can a moving object be in equilibrium?

2. What is meant by the equation ΣF = 0?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Balanced and unbalanced forces are relatively involved concepts, and this quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. The quiz questions will test your understanding of how to describe forces and the meaning and types of equilibrium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The characteristics of forces
  • Your understanding of equilibrium
  • Vector quantity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you glean the important information from the related lesson on forces
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about forces and equilibrium in a different light
  • Interpreting information -verify that you can read information regarding balanced and unbalanced forces and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as vector quantity, equilibrium, and balanced/unbalanced forces

Additional Learning

To learn more about balanced and unbalanced forces, review the accompanying lesson on this subject. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Define the types of equilibrium
  • Describe balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Differentiate between these two types of forces
  • Understand how unbalanced forces can change an objects state of motion