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- Force, free or bound vector?

Hello Everyone,

A small dilemma: is force, which is a vector, a free vector, since it can be slid along its along of application, thus changing its point of application (principle of transmissibility) or a bound vector, since the point of application of the force is crucial for the effect the force produces?

A bound vector, by my definition, is one whose point of application cannot be changed without changing the effect of the vector...

Thank you!

A small dilemma: is force, which is a vector, a free vector, since it can be slid along its along of application, thus changing its point of application (principle of transmissibility) or a bound vector, since the point of application of the force is crucial for the effect the force produces?

A bound vector, by my definition, is one whose point of application cannot be changed without changing the effect of the vector...

Thank you!