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Important Force terms Force: A push or pull on an object resulting from an interaction with another object. Contact forces arise from direct contact between objects. In other words, objects must actually be touching Field forces require no contact (example: magnetism and gravity). Field forces do not require objects be touching one another. Net Force: In this... read more

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Pendulums Written by tutor John Z. If you have ever been on a swing, you have acted like a pendulum. A pendulum can be loosely defined as something hanging that sways from one extreme to the other (oscillates). You have probably heard of grandfather clocks and oscillatory rides from amusement parks as other examples of pendulums. A metronome is right side up but can be described as a pendulum... read more