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What are Forces?
Next Generation: MS.PS2.2

# What are Forces?

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This lesson will introduce forces and give an overview of some different types of forces.
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Forces are interactions that cause an object to move.
There are several types of forces; these are examples of only a few:
Gravitational Force
When a person parachutes out of a plane, gravitational force causes them to move towards the mass of the earth. Gravity is a constant force acting on objects on the earth's surface.
Applied Force
Forces that are produced by other objects are called applied force. If I push my books across the table, I am creating an applied force that is acting on my books.
Friction force
Friction is forced that is caused when a moving object runs against another object. When I slide my books across the table, a friction force exists between the table and my books.

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Julia Player 9 months ago

This helped me alot!

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roman gilbert 9 months ago

53 min ago

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Kevin Van 9 months ago

I think that he jump off a plane

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Jazz Wright 9 months ago

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caroline oberle answered 9 months ago

yes

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Ryan Cook 9 months ago

Hi

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Keone Ah loo about 1 year ago

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Samuel Fraire about 1 year ago

Forces are interactions that cause an object to move

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Brett Soboleski about 1 year ago

So if a man and another man run's into eachother man it becomes friction?

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