Force and motion

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • know that an applied force can accelerate a mass

  • know that with no applied force a mass does not accelerate

  • be able to find the resultant of several applied forces

  • know what forces result from static and dynamic friction

  • know what a friction compensated slope is

  • understand Newton’s second law of motion

  • understand that forces are measured in newtons

  • be able to calculate the moment of a force about a point

  • understand the principle of moments and equilibrium.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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