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Comparison of direction of forces

  1. Feb 27, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    if we apply a force of 56 n on 40 degree angle above the horizontal than how would the results compare if it was applied 40 degree below the horizontal?


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    3. The attempt at a solution

    i said that it would be the same and different depending on how we look at it. because they didnt give us any directions than i can say that the results would be the same if it was applied south east. but if it was applied in the north east direction than there would be less friction. am i correct
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2013 #2

    jtbell

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    We need more information. What is the force applied to? An object floating in space without gravity? An object on level ground at the earth's surface? Or on an incline (what angle)? Is there friction? Etc.
     
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