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Simple Steps to Solving ForceRelated Problems 
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Mar2206, 09:56 PM

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This is actually from my teacher, he's a genius, and it works pretty much every single time :)
No matter what situation... Draw a forcebody diagram for every mass/object/thing that has a force acting on it. Label all forces and write the equation (if applicable) for each force. Example: W = mg, TThe net force of the system, if it is accelerating will be defined by the sum of all the forces on the system, F=ma. To know when to add or subtract forces, make sure you understand forces are vectors and choose one direction as positive and the other as negative.Follow these rules, steps, guidlines, and you will be able to solve any forcerelated problem! Hope this helps :) DaForce PS: Add comments if you want 


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Mar2306, 03:09 AM

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I was just wandering what you meant by single forcebody diagram? Hoot 


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Simple Steps to Solving ForceRelated Problems
[Edit: Sorry, I didn't see Hoot's response] Anyway, this is a forum for people to ask questions. This is not a place for one to post gems of wisdom. You can do that in a PF journal. Find the "Journal" tab at the top of the list. OTherwise, offer your help in response to specific questions here. 


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