Determining the Individual Forces Acting Upon an Object


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If a single object is at rest on a table, which of the following is (are) acting on it?

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1. When the girl was hanging from the ropes, why did we have two arrows representing tension in the free-body diagram?

2. Which best describes air resistance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Allow us to teach you about the effects that individual forces have on an object, be it still or in motion. You will be quizzed on some of the forces and on how to interpret free-body diagrams.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will teach you more about:

  • Air resistance
  • Friction
  • Tension

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different forces
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding free-body diagrams and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as friction

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson Determining the Individual Forces Acting Upon an Object will teach you how to:

  • Define several different types of forces, such as magnetic and electric
  • Discuss the forces operating on an object at rest, being rolled, or in more complex motion
  • Draw a free-body diagram illustrating the forces acting on a body
  • Distinguish between spring forces and tension