Calculating net force, simple question.

  • Thread starter reganw
  • Start date
  • #1
19
0
I'm trying to calculate the acceleration of an object but first I need to calculate the net force. For this question we were told Fnet = Fa-Fd-Ff.. just wondering what Fd is?

Thank you in advance.
 
Last edited:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
51
0
not ! calculate net force (N) how can including the work done (J).:smile:

You should check out your question purposely that what kind of the force(Fd) is.
 
  • #3
19
0
not ! calculate net force (N) how can including the work done (J).:smile:

You should check out your question purposely that what kind of the force(Fd) is.
hmm.. I just don't know what it could be.. there's Fn, Fa, Ff, Fg all in the question but I don't know where the Fd comes from.. maybe Fdown?
 
  • #4
Redbelly98
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Insights Author
12,102
130
Why don't you post the actual question, in it's entirety?
 
  • #5
19
0
Why don't you post the actual question, in it's entirety?
It's a simulation, everything can be altered so there isn't really a question to post. And I can't post the link to it because it's an internal website.
 
  • #6
Redbelly98
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Insights Author
12,102
130
We have no information other than there is an object with 3 forces acting on it, and these forces are to be labeled Fa, Fd, and Ff. Is there really nothing else you can tell us about the problem?

Ff usually means a frictional force. But Fa and Fd do not have a usual definition that I am aware of, though Fa might be used for an applied force. But here I am only guessing at the things you already know, but have neglected to tell us. I'm afraid that without more information, it is unlikely that we can help out.
 
Last edited:

Related Threads on Calculating net force, simple question.

  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
41
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
24
Views
1K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
30
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
846
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
749
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
454
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
Top