From the discussion above, we can summarize that Force can have any or all of the following effects on the object on which it is applied.
- Force can change the speed of an object (Batsman hitting a ball very hard)
- Force can change the direction of motion of an object (Batsman hitting a ball very hard)
- Force can change the shape of an object. (When an elastic is pulled hard, it breaks)
- Force can move an object from rest to a state of motion (Bowler picking up a ball and then bowling it)