11 terms

Contact and Non-Contact Forces

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Lift
Upwards force on a wing moving through air (or liquid)
Buoyancy/Up Thrust
Upward force on anything in a fluid (gas or liquid)
Support
Any force supporting everything against gravity
Friction
Force between two surfaces that tries to stop them sliding
Thrust/Push
Forward force on aircraft or boat
Surface Tension
Force between particles in a fluid
Tension
Force produced when something is stretched or compressed
Magnetic (Non-Contact)
Force produced by a magnet on some metals
Gravity (Non-Contact)
Force pulling everything towards Earth
Electrostatic (Non-Contact)
Force between electric charges
Air Resistance/Drag
Force slowing objects down when travelling through air