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 January 26th, 2017, 11:35 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Dec 2016 From: United Kingdom Posts: 14 Thanks: 1 How to calculate Force? I was reading a book and it mentioned, Force is the "push" or "pull" exerted on an object to make it move or accelerate. Now my question is : How do you calculate an unknown force if you are given 1 force and a distance of a beam?
January 27th, 2017, 07:48 AM   #2
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 How do you calculate an unknown force if you are given 1 force and a distance of a beam?
Is there an actual solvable problem here that you can copy & post?
Any given information about the beam, i.e. length, mass, girth?
Information about the given force, i.e. how is it applied to the beam, point of application, magnitude?
Physical arrangement of the beam & given force?
Is this a static or dynamic situation?

January 29th, 2017, 11:38 PM   #3
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 Originally Posted by skeeter Is there an actual solvable problem here that you can copy & post? Any given information about the beam, i.e. length, mass, girth? Information about the given force, i.e. how is it applied to the beam, point of application, magnitude? Physical arrangement of the beam & given force? Is this a static or dynamic situation?
Hi, I used to solve " How to do anything science questionnaires ". I found such informations regarding this and I need to find answer. There is no extra information I found in question paper. If you can guide then it will be fruitful.

January 30th, 2017, 02:25 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by SophiaRivera007 I was reading a book and it mentioned, Force is the "push" or "pull" exerted on an object to make it move or accelerate. Now my question is : How do you calculate an unknown force if you are given 1 force and a distance of a beam?
I agree with Skeeter; there's not enough information here to give you a meaningful answer.

Do you have a copy of the question you are trying to answer? If so, can you link it or scan it?

January 31st, 2017, 03:54 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by Benit13 I agree with Skeeter; there's not enough information here to give you a meaningful answer. Do you have a copy of the question you are trying to answer? If so, can you link it or scan it?
Yeah sure. I also did not find any extra information in question.

Here is the link: How to Calculate Force: 6 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

January 31st, 2017, 04:21 AM   #6
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 Originally Posted by SophiaRivera007 Yeah sure. I also did not find any extra information in question. Here is the link: How to Calculate Force: 6 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Sorry which part of that page contains a question? I can't find.

January 31st, 2017, 05:00 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Joppy Sorry which part of that page contains a question? I can't find.
The question posted by the OP in this thread is an unanswered question in the the "community Q&A" located at the bottom of the linked page. This question, posted by some other person accessing the page, omitted pertinent details necessary for a valid response and is probably the main reason it remains unanswered.

There are many more unanswered questions ... most fall into the same category of insufficient information.

January 31st, 2017, 05:28 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by skeeter The question posted by the OP in this thread is an unanswered question in the the "community Q&A" located at the bottom of the linked page. This question, posted by some other person accessing the page, omitted pertinent details necessary for a valid response and is probably the main reason it remains unanswered. There are many more unanswered questions ... most fall into the same category of insufficient information.
Ah.. I had a feeling that might be it!

 January 31st, 2017, 06:11 AM #9 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,132 Thanks: 717 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions Maybe the person who posted that got confused about moments, because the formula for the moment of a beam is Moment = force (perpendicular to beam) $\displaystyle \times$ distance to pivot But that is a totally different formula than the one which is on that web page, which is about Newton's second law: Force = mass $\displaystyle \times$ acceleration Thanks from Joppy
January 31st, 2017, 09:08 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by skeeter The question posted by the OP in this thread is an unanswered question in the the "community Q&A" located at the bottom of the linked page. This question, posted by some other person accessing the page, omitted pertinent details necessary for a valid response and is probably the main reason it remains unanswered. There are many more unanswered questions ... most fall into the same category of insufficient information.
I agree with you. There might be some confusion in that person's mind. Even I am not sure about the correct answer. so I started searching on it. Finally, I found one video which may help to solve this question.

I hope this will help you.

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