Physics Review QuestionUnit:
Mechanics Year:
1994 Question#:
5Question:
A 3.0 newton force and a 4.0 newton force act concurrently on a point. In which diagram
below would the orientation of these forces produce the greatest net force on the
point?(1
) (2
) (3
) (4
) What is this question really asking?
Explanation by: Rachel M [ Return to question menu
]Answer 1
CORRECT When placing the vectors head to tail, this picture produces the longest vector, creating the greatest magnitude of force. Also, both vectors are acting on the point in the same general direction, giving it more force since they are acting together and not against each other like some of the other pictures. return to top
Answer 2
INCORRECT The vector produced by putting these two vectors head to tail is not the longest one. Also, these two vectors are acting on the point in different directions, so they are working against each other and not with each other. return to top
Answer 3
INCORRECT The vector produced by putting these two vectors head to tail is not the longest one. Also, these two vectors are acting on the point in different directions, so they are working against each other and not with each other. return to top
Answer 4
INCORRECT The vector produced by putting these two vectors head to tail is not the longest one. Also, these two vectors are acting on the point in different directions, so they are working against each other and not with each other. return to top
What's this question really asking?
Which diagram produces the longest vector ? Which one has both vectors acting on the point in the same direction? return to top |

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