What is Force?

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Objective : Students will be able to understand the concept force.

A force is a push or pull upon an object resulting from the object's interaction with another object. Whenever there is an interaction between two objects, there is a force upon each of the objects. When the interaction ceases, the two objects no longer experience the force. Force cannot be seen or tasted or felt but we can only see or feel the effect of force.

Force may make an object move from rest or bring moving to rest.

Force may change the speed of an object if it is moving.( that is to make object move faster or slower)

Force may change the direction of motion of an object.

Force may bring about a change in the shape and size of an object.

Force may cause some or all these effects.


Moving a book placed on a table,

Opening or shutting a door,

Drawing a bucket of water from a well,

A cricket ball hit by a batsman.

Pulling a drawer

Pushing the cart

Lifting a table