Table of Contents
- 1 Can you think of an example of opposing forces that are actually in balance with each other?
- 2 What are opposing forces in science?
- 3 What is meant by unbalanced forces and what is the result draw an example?
- 4 Can a phenomenon be in contradiction with itself?
- 5 What did Alcmaeon mean by harmonious combination?
Can you think of an example of opposing forces that are actually in balance with each other?
The force of gravity pulling downward and the force of the table pushing upwards on the book are of equal magnitude and opposite directions. These two forces balance each other.
What is an example of opposing force?
Stationary objects also have opposing forces acting upon them. For example, when you sit on a chair, the force of gravity pulls you down. And with equal force, the chair pushes you back up, keeping you stationary. When opposing forces are balanced, an object remains stationary.
What’s the difference between opposing forces and forces working together?
In general, whenever forces act on an object in opposite directions—like the book on the table—the net force is equal to the difference between the two forces. However, if the opposing forces are unbalanced, the net force is greater than zero, although it will be less than either of the individual forces.
What are opposing forces in science?
opposing forces forces that work against each other.
What are two forces examples?
Some examples of force are:
- Gravitational force.
- Electric force.
- Magnetic force.
- Nuclear force.
- Frictional force.
Which force is called opposing force?
Frictional force always acts in direction opposite to that of the applied force. The irregularities between the two surface lock into each other, thus opposing any further motion even when no external force is applied to stop the moving body.
What is meant by unbalanced forces and what is the result draw an example?
If you push against a wall, the wall pushes back with an equal but opposite force. Neither you nor the wall will move. Forces that cause a change in the motion of an object are unbalanced forces.
What are 3 examples of unbalanced forces?
Examples of unbalanced forces
- Kicking a soccer ball.
- The up and down movement in a seesaw.
- The taking-off of a Rocket.
- Skiing along the mountain slopes.
- Hitting a baseball.
- A turning vehicle.
- Drowning of an object.
- Apple falling on the ground.
What are three examples of unbalanced forces?
Examples of Unbalanced Forces
- an object sinking in water.
- a group of kids winning a tug of war game.
- turning a cartwheel.
- a car accelerating, braking or turning.
- riding a skateboard.
- a fruit dropping from a tree.
- an object getting knocked over by the wind.
- a football sailing toward the goalpost after it is kicked.
Can a phenomenon be in contradiction with itself?
If a phenomenon contains opposites, it must be in contradiction with itself. The same applies to the expression of this phenomenon in thought. There is an obvious contradiction in the fact that a phenomenon remains the same and at the same time constantly changes, that is, contains opposite tendencies.
What is meant by the term “harmony”?
Harmony should be thought of as a process. The life of the universe consists in the constant interruption and restoration of harmony, of equilibrium: everything flows and balances out, everything balances out and flows.
When do opposites come into conflict with each other?
Opposites may come into conflict only to the extent that they form a whole in which one element is as necessary as another. This necessity for opposing elements is what constitutes the life of the whole. Moreover, the unity of opposites, expressing the stability of an object, is relative and transient,…
What did Alcmaeon mean by harmonious combination?
The Greek physician and thinker Alcmaeon believed that the health of the organism depended on harmonious combination of contrasting qualities and forces, on their equilibrium, while any superiority or domination of one of them could give rise to illness. This principle of harmonious combination was applied to the universe as a whole.