# Ch 10: AP Physics 2: Forces

### About This Chapter

Use our helpful chapter on forces as they're used in physics to supplement your AP Physics class lessons or prepare for the AP Physics 2 exam. These short, self-paced text and video lessons are designed by professional instructors and explain these physics topics in an easy-to-follow way.

## AP Physics 2: Forces - Chapter Summary

Our instructors cover some of the topics related to force that you might find on the AP Physics 2 exam in this engaging chapter. If you just want to watch one portion of a video lesson, use the video tabs feature in the Timeline to skip ahead, or review the entire lesson to ensure you understand the topic completely. Before moving on, you can take the multiple-choice quizzes to make sure you understand what you've reviewed. Our instructors are available to answer questions if you get stuck along the way. This chapter is designed to help you accomplish the following:

• Define force and the different types of force
• Utilize free-body diagrams
• Understand the implications of mechanics on objects
• Identify the law associated with action and reaction forces
• Determine the individual forces on an object
• Calculate net force
• Find the acceleration of an object
• Solve motion problems using free-body diagrams
• Recognize direction and magnitude of an electric force on a point charge
• Explain Coulomb's Law
• Practice physics' right-hand rule
• Use an equation to find gravitational force
• Differentiate between electric and gravitational forces
• Describe the characteristics of electromagnetic force
• Name the equation used to find strong force

15 Lessons in Chapter 10: AP Physics 2: Forces
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