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Homework Help: Describe several situations in which an object is not in equilibrium

  1. Mar 15, 2006 #1
    Hi, I'm having trouble understanding a question... I was hoping someone could help me with it. Here it is:

    "Describe several situations in which an object is not in equilibrium, even though the net force on it is not zero."

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    I think the question is worded oddly just to see if you are awake. If an object is not in equilibrium, what must be true about the net force on it?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2006 #3
    Crap, actually I typed out the question wrong. It's supposed to say :

    "Describe several situations in which an object is not in equilibrium, even though the net force on it is zero."
     
  5. Mar 16, 2006 #4

    Doc Al

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    This version makes more sense. :smile:

    Hint: Distinguish between translational and rotational equilibrium. You can have one without the other.
     
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