Net Positive or Negative Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Two forces can add or subtract to the net force when the forces act on each other.  Forces in the same direction working togeather equal a net force.

Net Positive or Negative Force Formula

(Eq. 1)  $$\large{ F_n = F_1 + F_2 }$$

(Eq. 2)  $$\large{ F_n = F_1 - F_2 }$$

Where:

$$\large{ F_n }$$ = net force

$$\large{ F_1 }$$ = force 1

$$\large{ F_2 }$$ = force 2

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