# Forces in 1 Dimension

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• Position
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• Acceleration

### Description

Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

### Sample Learning Goals

• Predict, qualitatively, how an external force will affect the speed and direction of an object's motion.
• Explain the effects with the help of a free body diagram.
• Use free body diagrams to draw position, velocity, acceleration and force graphs and vice versa.
• Explain how the graphs relate to one another.
• Given a scenario or a graph, sketch all four graphs.
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### Teacher Tips

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Afrikaans All Afrikaans Kragte in 1 Dimensie
Amharic All Amharic Forces in 1 Dimension(1D ኃይሎች)
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Basque All Euskara Indarrak dimentsio batean
Belarusian All беларускі Сілы ў 1 вымярэнні
Bosnian All Bosanski SILA 1-D. II Njutnov zakon
Catalan All català Forces en 1 dimensió
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 一维空间的作用力
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) 一維空間的作用力
Croatian All hrvatski Koncept sile
Czech All čeština Síla na jedné přímce
Danish All Dansk Kræfter i 1 dimension
Dutch All Nederlands Krachten langs een lijn
Estonian All Eesti jõud-1d
French All français Tais toi et pousse ! Observation d'un mouvement rectiligne
Galician All Gallegan Forzas en 1 Dimensión
German All Deutsch Kräfte in einer Dimension
Greek All Ελληνικά Forces in 1 Dimension
Hebrew All עברית כוחות בממד אחד
Hungarian All magyar Erők 1 dimenzióban
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Gaya Satu Dimensi
Italian All italiano Forze in una dimensione
Japanese All 日本語 一次元の力(Forces in 1 Dimension)
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Korean All 한국어 1차원에서의 힘
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Polish All polski Siły w jednym wymiarze
Portuguese All português Aplicação de Forças em uma Dimensão
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Forças em Uma Dimensão
Serbian All Српски СИЛА 1-D. II Њутнов закон и још много тога џабе!
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