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Q & A: What is force?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
what is force?
- dennis
canada
A:
Dennis -

Force is just a fancy word for pushing or pulling. If I push on something or pull on it, then I am applying a force to it. Some well-known forces in nature include gravity and magnetism. Gravity produces a force that pulls objects towards each other, like a person towards the ground. And magnetism produces a force that can either pull two magnets together or push them apart, depending on how they're lined up.

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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