Posted by **Juanairis** on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:13pm.

Can someone explaine to me how to solve a net force problem...

Please answer soon...

p.s. if you can give an example to me that would be great.

thank u...

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:20pm
In a statics problem (in which an object is stationary or has constant velocity), the net force vector is zero. That means the sum of the force components in any direction is zero. In a dynamics problem, the net force equals mass times acceleration.

That is how all such problems are solved. Provide a specific problem if you need further assistance.

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**SraJMcGin**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:32pm
In addition the following GOOGLE Search may have sites with examples:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+solve+a+net+force+problem&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Sra

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**Juanairis**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:33pm
one problem is

(if i am pushing a 20kg box at an acceleration of 2m/s squared,what net force am i using?)

....i just don't understand how to solve this problem...

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:59pm
Use F = m a, which is Newton's second law

20 kg x 2 m/s^2 = 40 Newtons

(That is about 10 pounds of force)

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**Juanairis**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 8:37pm
oh, i get it now thanks 4 all of ur help.

thank u :)

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