PHYS 2211 Module 5.6

Common Forces

Recommended Reading

5.6 Common Forces

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Define normal and tension forces
  • Distinguish between real and fictitious forces
  • Apply Newton’s laws of motion to solve problems involving a variety of forces

The Force of Gravity (Weight)

Do You “Feel” Your Weight?

The Force of Tension

Force of Friction

Force in a Spring (Elastic Force)