Net Positive or Negative Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Two forces can add or subtract to the net force when the forces act on each other.  Forces in the same direction working togeather equal a net force.

Net Positive or Negative Force Formula

(Eq. 1)  \(\large{ F_n = F_1  +  F_2 }\)         

(Eq. 2)  \(\large{ F_n = F_1 -  F_2 }\)         


\(\large{ F_n }\) = net force

\(\large{ F_1 }\) = force 1

\(\large{ F_2 }\) = force 2


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