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Force exerted by one object on another?

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aishax
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Oct19-10, 07:17 PM
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What force does the 4.0 kg object exert on the 10 kg object when the two are moving together?

Ofcourse, I know I did not put the previous, required information in order to solve this question. I would like to know in general how to find the magnitude of force one object exerts on another in this type of situation. Any help is greatly appreciated :)
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kjohnson
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Oct19-10, 07:50 PM
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I assume they mean the force of gravity between them:

F=(G(m1)(m2))/r^2

That will be the magnitude of the force between the two objects where 'G' is the gravitational constant (i believe 6.67E-11) and 'm1'&'m2' are the mass of the two objects and 'r' is the distance between them.
fizzynoob
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Oct19-10, 10:16 PM
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no I think he means contact forces.

You sum the forces in each direction, then solving for the force that you wish to find. Draw a Force Diagram

kjohnson
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Oct19-10, 10:24 PM
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Force exerted by one object on another?

Quote Quote by fizzynoob View Post
no I think he means contact forces.

You sum the forces in each direction, then solving for the force that you wish to find. Draw a Force Diagram
Ah yes, that makes sense...i guess i assumed the two masses were some distance apart and moving towards each other, but instead they are touching and moving in unison. Good call.
venkatg
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Oct19-10, 10:26 PM
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zero.

If the two are moving together there is force between them


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