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Effects of a Force

EFFECTS OF A FORCE

The application of force can cause the following effects:

  1. It can start or stop the motion.
  2. It can change the speed or the direction of the motion or both.
  3. It can change the size and shape of the body.

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UNITS OF FORCE

According to newton’s second law force is defined as the product of mass of the body and the acceleration produced in it.

                                               FORCE = mass X acceleration

                                               F=ma

On the basis following are the units of force.

SI unit of force is newton or N

C.G.S. unit of force is dyne

                                                                            

                                                                                                

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