S: Physics Mixbook "SUMMING FORCES"
BC: Made by: Josseline Fonseca
FC: Summing Forces
1: Tensile Force | Tensile force is a load that is applied to a material that acts away from the surface it is applied to. In other words it acts to pull the material or object apart or stretch the material it is acting on, a bit like stretching an elastic band.
2: Compressive Force
3: The application of a compression force to an object causes it to become squashed or compacted. Some solid materials like stone and ceramics are able to withstand very large compressive forces with very little measurable deformation which make them a suitable building material for the construction of high walls and columns.
4: Normal Force
5: The normal force is defined as the net force compressing two parallel surfaces together; and its direction is perpendicular to the surfaces. In the simple case of a mass resting on a horizontal surface, the only component of the normal force is the force due to gravity.