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Resultant Forces

Calculating the Resultant Force

When more than one force acts upon an object their combined effect can be represented by a single force arrow showing their resultant.

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Calculating Resultant Force: Example A

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Calculating Resultant Force: Example B

Always start with a diagram! An artillery gun can fire a projectile many kilometres, in this example we look at the size of the force acting on it at its highest point.

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