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  
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,785 Thanks: 1434  Quote:
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  
Newbie Joined: Dec 2016 From: United Kingdom Posts: 14 Thanks: 1  How to calculate Force? Quote:
 
January 30th, 2017, 02:25 AM  #4  
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,132 Thanks: 717 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions  Quote:
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  
Newbie Joined: Dec 2016 From: United Kingdom Posts: 14 Thanks: 1  How to Calculate Force? Quote:
Here is the link: How to Calculate Force: 6 Steps (with Pictures)  wikiHow  
January 31st, 2017, 04:21 AM  #6  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,741 Thanks: 609 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Quote:
 
January 31st, 2017, 05:00 AM  #7 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,785 Thanks: 1434  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  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,741 Thanks: 609 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Quote:
 
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 
January 31st, 2017, 09:08 PM  #10  
Member Joined: Oct 2016 From: labenon Posts: 33 Thanks: 4  How to calculate Force? Quote:
I hope this will help you.  

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