Force in Physics: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a true statement about force?

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1. What is another name for 'drag'

2. A piece of paper falls to the ground and then stops moving. Which of the following might act as a force to keep it in place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what comprises the concept of force in physics. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include facts about physical force.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Identifying true and false statements about physical force
  • Examples of the presence of a force or forces

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on force in physics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of forces and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of physical force

Additional Learning

To learn more about what makes up force, review the corresponding lesson on Force in Physics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define force in terms of interaction, push/pull and direction
  • Explore forces at work on a moving object
  • Define air resistance or drag
  • Examine forces at work on a static object
  • Know what opposing force and friction mean
  • Recognize that objects don't need to be in contact for a force to be present