What is the Formula for Force? - Definition & Explanation


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A mom is carrying groceries from the car to the house. She needs 50N of force to carry each bag. If her acceleration lifting the boxes is 12 m/s 2, what is the mass of each bag?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a force?

2. Your thick textbook for physics has a mass of 5 kg. If your book falls off the table with an acceleration of 10 m/s2. What is the force acting on the book?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The formula for force is a fundamental law in the science of motion, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • True and false statements related to force
  • Examples of force acting on an object
  • Newton's second law
  • The effects of force on motion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast statements that do and do not apply to force
  • Making connections - use understanding of force to identify examples of its effects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Newton's second law

Additional Learning

To learn more about the formula for force, review the accompanying lesson, What is the Formula for Force? - Definition and Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental effects of force on the motion of an object
  • Learn about Newton's second law of motion
  • Differentiate between accelerating and decelerating
  • Define net force