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3 COMBINING AND RESOLVING FORCES Scalar quantities are quantities that have

magnitude (size) only. Examples include mass,

Combining forces. When two forces act on the volume, temperature and time (duration).

same object their effects are combined. When Vector quantities have both magnitude and

two people pull on the same rope, in the same direction. Examples include force and velocity.

direction, the force of one is simply added to the

force of the other. However, the forces acting on

an object are often pushing or pulling in

different directions. Look at the photo

and the diagram on the right. They

show five tug boats combining forces

to move a big ship into its berth. Three

of the tugs are pushing the ship

sideways and two are pulling the back

and the front of the ship in different

directions. The experienced seamen

cleverly combine these five forces to

move the oil tanker gently into its berth.

direction as well as a magnitude, is

called a vector quantity. When two

forces act at the same point, we can

work out their combined effect using a

parallelogram of forces. This is a Five tug boats combine forces to move an oil tanker to its berth

diagram in which the two forces are

shown by arrows. The length of each arrow represents the magnitude of the force to scale, and

the direction of the arrow represents the direction of the force.

F1 Study the diagram on the left which shows forces F1 and F2

300N acting at point P. F1 has a magnitude of 300 N and is represented

by a line 3 cm long (a scale of 1 cm to 100 N) in the true direction

of the force. F2 has a magnitude of 200 N and is represented by a

P R line 2 cm long in the true direction of the force. A parallelogram is

constructed so that the side F1R is parallel to the force F2, and

the side F2R is parallel to the force F1. Now a new arrow PR can

200N be drawn to represent the resultant force R in both magnitude and

direction. The resultant force is the combined effect of F1 and F2.

F2 The arrow PR is 3.9 cm long so the resultant force experienced at

point P is 390 N in the direction of R.

single force as if it was the resultant of two other forces.

This is called resolving a force into parts or components.

When we want to know the component of a force that centre of gravity

acts in a particular direction, we can resolve the force

into a component in that direction and a second

component at right-angles. Consider the diagram on the

right. This shows a truck that has broken down on a

F1

steep hill with an angle of 20. The weight of the truck is 70

2000 kg and it acts straight down through the centre of 20

gravity of the truck (Module 10.5). We want to work out

how much force we need to pull the truck up the hill. We weight

can think of the weight as having two components as 2000 kg 20

shown in the diagram; F1 backwards along the slope of F2

the hill, and F2 at right angles to the hill. This time the

parallelogram of forces is a rectangle because F1 and F2 are at right angles; and this time we

start with a single force which is the diagonal of the rectangle. We want to find the magnitude of

F1 because that is the component we must pull against to pull the truck up the hill. We can find

the magnitude of F1 by drawing the rectangle to scale, or we can use trigonometry which tells us

that F1 = 2000 cos70 = 684 kg. We can generalise and state that the component of a force in

any direction has a magnitude equal to the force times the cosine of the angle between the

component and the force.

1. Find the resultant of a force of 250N pulling north and 500N pulling south-east.

100 N 2. In the diagram (left), what is the horizontal component of the force dragging the box?

30 3. When we resolve a force, why do you think we choose components at right angles?

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