VCE Physics/Unit 2/AoS 1/Forces

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

A force is a push or a pull.

Relevant dot points from the Study Design[edit | edit source]

  • model forces as vectors acting at the point of application (with magnitude and direction), labelling these forces using the convention ‘force on A by B’ or
  • apply the vector model of forces, including vector addition and components of forces, to readily observable forces including the force due to gravity, friction and reaction forces
  • apply Newton’s three laws of motion to a body on which forces act: netFam=, Fon A by B = –Fon B by A
  • calculate torque:
  • investigate and analyse theoretically and practically translational forces and torques in simple structures that are in rotational equilibrium.