Presentation on theme: "Forces. DEFINITION OF FORCE Types Units Definition of a Force Forces are any push or pull on an object –Created by contact or at a distance Forces are."— Presentation transcript:
Definition of a Force Forces are any push or pull on an object –Created by contact or at a distance Forces are portrayed by arrows on pictures, with the arrow pointing in the direction of the force The size of the arrow indicates the size of the force
Types of forces Contact forces: source of force is a push or pull that results from direct contact between the surfaces of 2 or more objects. Related to the forces that repel or attract molecules and/or atoms Field forces: source of force applies influence over a distance, not direct contact
Examples ContactField AppliedGravitational FrictionElectric GroundMagnetic Air Resistance
Gravity Force of attraction between 2 objects that have mass F g or W
What determines the gravitational pull? The mass of each object The distance between the items
Gravitational force Depends on: The amount of mass in each object –The larger the masses, larger the force The amount of distance between each object –The greater the distance, the smaller the force The effect on force of gravity by distance is exponential, mass is linear
Law Universal Gravitation There is a gravitational attraction between any two items that have mass. The amount of the force is related to the mass of each object and the distance their centers are apart More mass, less distance greater force
Do you think Weight of an object is… An applied force A gravitational force A magnetic force
Weight = force on object due to gravity If there is no big object near you, you have no weight
Black holes are Some the strongest sources of gravitational pull in the universe The remains of dying stars Stars much larger than ours (20x) Objects that collapse in on itself because of gravity, become impossibly dense, compact
Weight influences shape Tree trunks Jelly fish Humans 10 feet tall
Biological connection Blood pressure is related to gravity More in lower part of body than upper Take blood pressure on arm because same position as heart
Applied/Contact force On a macroscopic level Any force that results from contact between two objects or the environment Electromagnetic in nature, the repulsion between atoms Some applied forces are further identified (normal force)
Examples Ex. The forces of a hand pushing a box The force of the rope pulling on a horse’s bridle Others?
What applied force is pushing the rocket upward?
COMBINING FORCES Net, Unbalanced, and Balanced forces Equilibrium
Fundamental ideas Balanced forces on an object will NOT cause the object to change its motion Change of motion is caused by an imbalance of forces in opposite directions Forces come in many types, including contact, gravitational, and frictional forces
Balanced forces What happens to object’s motionwhen the forces applied to them are balanced?
Balanced forces Forces on an object are balanced when there is the same amount of force applied in opposite directions Balanced forces keep the object’s motion _____________
Forces Balanced forces = when all the forces acting on an object cancel each other out Unbalanced forces = when all the forces do not cancel each other out (more force on object in one direction than in others)
Unbalanced forces What happens to the object’s motion when the forces applied to them are unbalanced?
Unbalanced Forces Situation where there is more force applied in one direction than in the opposite Results in ____________
Balanced Forces Net force = zero Forces cancel out No change in motion Unbalanced Forces Net force does not = 0 Forces do not cancel out Unbalanced forces and acceleration
Net force The difference in size of the opposing forces is equal to the Net force on the object If the net force is zero, forces are balanced –Constant velocity If the net force is not zero, forces are not balanced –Acceleration 10 3
Net force The combination of all forces on an object For balanced forces F net = 0 –At rest or at constant velocity For unbalanced forces F net ≠ 0 –acceleration
Homework : part 2 Research question: How far can a human fall and survive? 1: Research accounts, reports on the internet, bring in documentation 2: What factors do you think contribute to the survival of the human upon impact? 3: Write up a short summary of what you found to discuss and hand in tomorrow.
Orbital Free-Fall Something in orbit around the earth has to be moving fast enough so it falls at the same rate that the earth curves. The moon orbits because of the same reason We orbit the sun the same way The closer to the surface the faster the object needs to travels to maintain orbit
Freefall A specific type of motion Examples : –_____________ –_____________ (regardless of direction) To be in freefall, only the force of ______ can cause change in motion (acceleration)