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This interactive tutorial explains how to resolve a force into force components. Numerous examples are combined with a simple language and informative graphics to provide students with a solid grasp of the method. Several practice problems and a Check Your Understanding section allows students to self-assess their learning.

This is part of The Physics Classroom Tutorial series, a set of instructional pages aimed at students looking for a better grasp of basic concepts.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
= Vector Addition
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
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© 1996 Tom Henderson
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Force Vectors, Force addition, Force components, Force resolution
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