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Types of Forces

Force symbols in free body diagram

F-g Force of weight due to gravity
F-N Force Normal due to a surface against it
F-T Tension force in strings, chains, cables
F-f friction force that opposes motion due to surface or air resistance
F-app Force applied to an object (push, pull of some kind)
F-thrust Force due to rockets or bursts of gas
F-buoyant force of floating
F-E Force due to electric field
F-B Force due to magnetic field
F-k Force due to a spring or elastic material
Created by: Langerphysics