Class 11 Physics Laws of Motion Contact and Non-contact forces

Contact & Non-contact forces

  • External force comes into picture when the body starts moving or comes to rest either by coming in contact with the body or without being in contact.
    • Contact force- force applied by coming in contact with the body

Example: hitting of cricket ball with bat in game

  • Non-contact force- force applied without coming in contact with body

           Example: coin attracted towards magnet(magnetic force)

      ball dropped at height attracted towards  the earth (gravitational force)

 

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