Everyday Forces

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Weight


  • Definition: a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object

  • Its value can change with location

Normal Force


  • Definition: a force that acts on a surface in a direction perpendicular to the surface

The Magnitude of Normal Force


Friction Force


  • Static Friction

    • Definition: the force that resists the initiation of sliding motion between two surfaces that are in contact and at rest

  • Kinetic Friction

    • Definition: the force that opposes the movement of two surfaces that are in contact and are sliding over each other

The Magnitude of Friction Force