Ch 06: Intro to Forces (Dynamics)WorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch 01: Intro to Physics; Units
Ch 02: 1D Motion / Kinematics
Ch 03: Vectors
Ch 04: 2D Kinematics
Ch 05: Projectile Motion
Ch 06: Intro to Forces (Dynamics)
Ch 07: Friction, Inclines, Systems
Ch 08: Centripetal Forces & Gravitation
Ch 09: Work & Energy
Ch 10: Conservation of Energy
Ch 11: Momentum & Impulse
Ch 12: Rotational Kinematics
Ch 13: Rotational Inertia & Energy
Ch 14: Torque & Rotational Dynamics
Ch 15: Rotational Equilibrium
Ch 16: Angular Momentum
Ch 17: Periodic Motion
Ch 19: Waves & Sound
Ch 20: Fluid Mechanics
Ch 21: Heat and Temperature
Ch 22: Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gasses
Ch 23: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 24: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 25: Electric Force & Field; Gauss' Law
Ch 26: Electric Potential
Ch 27: Capacitors & Dielectrics
Ch 28: Resistors & DC Circuits
Ch 29: Magnetic Fields and Forces
Ch 30: Sources of Magnetic Field
Ch 31: Induction and Inductance
Ch 32: Alternating Current
Ch 33: Electromagnetic Waves
Ch 34: Geometric Optics
Ch 35: Wave Optics
Ch 37: Special Relativity
Ch 38: Particle-Wave Duality
Ch 39: Atomic Structure
Ch 40: Nuclear Physics
Ch 41: Quantum Mechanics
Newton's First & Second Laws
Forces & Kinematics
Vertical Forces & Acceleration
Vertical Equilibrium & The Normal Force
Forces in 2D
Equilibrium in 2D
Newton's Third Law & Action-Reaction Pairs
Forces in Connected Systems of Objects

Concept #1: 2D Equilibrium Problems

Practice: A chandelier is supported from the ceiling by 2 chains. Both chains make a 30° angle with the vertical. The tension in each chain is the same because of symmetry: T1=T2=50 N. What is the mass of the chandelier?

Example #1: Traffic Signal

Practice: A sphere hangs suspended by a light string, resting against a vertical wall. The sphere has a mass of 2 kg and the string makes an 80° angle with the horizontal. What is the force from the wall against the ball?