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Head-To-Tail Addition of Forces

Head-To-Tail Addition of Forces

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Tutorial

Compares and contrasts net force and head-to-tail diagrams for both constant velocity and constant acceleration situations. Shows how to determine net force from an open head-to-tail diagram.

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Questions for Understanding

You should be able to answer the following questions after having viewed this tutorial:

1. What does a head-to-tail diagram look like for a constant velocity situation?

2. What does a head-to-tail diagram look like for a constant acceleration situation?

3. For a properly-scaled diagram, how should the direction of the net force and the direction of the acceleration compare?

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