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Homework Help: Free body diagram

  1. Jan 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A free-body diagram is:
    A picture of the object. (True/False)
    A diagram that contains all the forces that the object exerts on other objects. (True/False)
    A diagram that contains all the forces acting on the object. (True/False)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Pretty sure it's

    1.Can't decide, kinda ambiguous. It's more of a simple drawing, not a picture. I'll go with False.
    2. False (not sure)
    3. True (not sure)
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  3. Jan 20, 2009 #2


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    Start with (3) and convince yourself whether this statement is true or false. The answers to (1) and (2) should then readily follow. You might also want to click on free-body diagram
  4. Jan 20, 2009 #3
    I got it already,

    answer was


    but yeah ur right, picture vs diagram haha
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