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Types of Force
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|TYPES OF FORCE
|A force is a push or pull causing an object to start moving or
changing its state of rest. Forces can be balanced or unbalanced. Balanced forces do not cause a change in motion; they
are equal in size and opposite in direction. Unlike balanced forces, unbalanced forces always
cause a change in motion; they are not equal in size and opposite in direction. When two
unbalanced forces are exerted in opposite directions, their combined force is equal to the
difference between the two forces, and is exerted in the direction of the larger force.
Unbalanced forces can also be exerted in the same direction.
This section focuses on the description of balanced and unbalanced forces in our environment,
with discussion of the types of force such as gravity, friction, and magnetism.