I'm trying to understand forces a bit more, but i have questions that i've been searching online for and can't find an answer. My questions: Question 1. is Fnet = ma? Because i'm doing some questions my teacher gave us and the explanations say to use F=ma, not Fnet. F and Fnet aren't the same things, so how come they have the same formula? Question 2. If the static friction of an object is 10N, would applying 10N of force move the object at a constant speed, or will it still stay at rest? Question 3. If every action causes an opposite and equal reaction, why do objects move? If i apply a 20N force on an object, shouldn't it apply a 20N force back, which would mean the Fnet is 0 and it shouldn't move. Question 4. One of my questions from homework: A 20N object is sliding from left to right and the force of friction is 2.4N. The object stops moving after traveling 10 meters. Find the acceleration of the object. The answer is: acceleration is equal to 1.2m/s^2. The explanation given was: Fnet = 2.4N Fnet = ma 2.4N = (20N/9.8m/s^2) * a a = 1.2m/s^2 I understand everything about the problem, but one thing. Why can i assume that the Fnet is 2.4N? It says that the Force of Friction is 2.4N, not the Fnet. The force of friction could be 2.4N, while the Fapplied could be anything less than 2.4N. So why do we assume that Fapplied is 0N? Relevant Topics/Formulas: Forces Fnet = ma 3. The attempt at a solution Really confused about all 4. Thank you for reading this, any help is appreciated.