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How does a net force of zero affect a moving object?


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Answered 2012-12-08 03:36:44

A net force of zero will have no effect on a moving object. If there is a net force of zero on an object then the object will continue moving at a constant speed in the same direction.

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If an object is nonmoving is the net force working on it zero?

Yes, but an object with net force of zero may still be moving. The net force is zero if the object is not accelerating.


What is the net force on an object moving at a constant velocity?

The net force on an object moving at a constant velocity is zero.


Can an object be moving if the net force acting on the object is zero?

Absolutely. The key is to realize that a net force of zero on an object means only that it is not accelerating. This means that an object feeling zero net force can either be stationary or moving at constant speed in a straight line.


Is the net force zero if the object is not moving?

either not moving or moving with a constant velocity





If an object is moving at constant velocity what happens to the net force?

If the object is moving at constant velocity, that's an indication that the net force on it is zero.


The net force acting on an object is zero?

a force that acts in the direction opposite to the velocity of an object moving in air


Can an object still be moving if the net force acting on it is zero?

Yes. No force is needed to keep a moving object moving. Force is only neededto change the object's speed or direction of motion.


What happens to an object if the net force is not at zero?

It starts moving in the direction of the greater force.


How does zero net force affect an objects state of motion?

If there is zero net force on an object, the object will not accelerate. (It's velocity will not change.)


An example of zero acceleration would be what?

If you are moving at a speed of ceratin speed and there is no force trying to slow you down, and there is no force trying to speed you up. Then there is zero acceleration. An example would be : an object in out in space, if you throw a object away from you the object will float away, since there is no force working on the object after you throw it the object is moving away in a locked speed from you, but have zero acceleration because there is no force affecting the object



If object is not moving what is its net force?

If the object is static (and remains static), or if it moves at a constant velocity, that means that the net force on the object is zero.


The net force of an object is zero can you conclude that the object is at rest?

You can't. The net force simply means that the acceleration is zero. It could be at rest, or the object could be moving at a constant velocity.


If the net force acting on an object is zero then what will the object do?

It will keep moving with a constant velocity since zero net force means no acceleration. If the object is at rest, it will just stay at rest.


If the net force on an object is zero then the object is?

Not accelerating. It could be stationary or moving at a constant speed.



What is the net force on an object traveling at a constant speed?

If the object is moving in a straight line, then the net force on it is zero. If the object is not moving in a straight path, then there is some non-zero net force acting on it even if its speed is constant. We don't have enough information to describe the magnitude or direction of the force.


What can zero net force do to an object?

Zero net force on a object means that the velocity of the object stays constant (this includes 0, when the object is not moving). Lets look at Newton's 2nd law of motion: Fnet=ma An object can never have a 0 mass (then it wouldn't exist). Therefore, the acceleration has to be 0 for the net force to be zero. Recall at acceleration is the change of velocity over time. In order for the acceleration to be zero, the velocity has to be constant. If the object is at 0 velocity (not moving), the object would remain unmoving when a net force of 0 is applied to it. If the object is moving at a certain velocity, it would remain at that velocity. Therefore, a zero not force cannot do anything to an object.


Does an object have net force if it is motionless?

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Is the net force acting on an object always zero?

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What Happens to an objest that is moving when the net force of zero?

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How does the net force on an object determine the motion of the object?

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