   Chapter 4, Problem 4P

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

One or more external forces are exerted on each object enclosed in a dashed box shown in Figure 4.2. Identify the reaction to each of these forces.

(a)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

Explanation

Action is the force exerted by an object on the other. Reaction is the opposite force exerted upon the object.

According to Newton’s third law, action and reaction forces are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. Action and reaction act on two different objects.

Conclusion:

The hand exerting a force on the right side of the spring is the action force...

(b)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

(c)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

(d)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

(e)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

(f)

To determine
The action and reaction force.

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