# Contact and Non-Contact Forces Quiz

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## Contact and Non-Contact Forces

Contact and non-contact forces are two types of forces that act on objects, but they differ in how they interact. Contact forces involve direct physical contact between two objects, while non-contact forces act on an object without coming physically in contact with it.

### Gravity

Gravitational force is a non-contact force that acts vertically downward between two objects, such as the Earth and the Moon. It is an attractive force that pulls objects together due to their mass. For example, gravitational force is responsible for keeping planets in orbit around the Sun and objects on the Earth's surface.

### Magnetic Force

Magnetic force is another non-contact force that results from the interaction between two magnetic objects, such as magnets. Magnetic force can be either attractive or repulsive and is responsible for the behavior of magnets and electric currents. Magnetic fields consist of lines of force, along which magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion move.

### Friction

Frictional force is a contact force that opposes the motion of one object relative to another. It occurs when the rough surfaces of two objects rub against each other, causing a force that resists their relative motion. Friction is essential for various applications, such as allowing people to walk on a floor or for braking systems in vehicles.

### Normal Force

Normal force is a contact force that acts perpendicular to the surface or surfaces in contact. It is responsible for providing support and preventing objects from falling or sliding. For example, the normal force exerted by a table on a book lying on it is the force that keeps the book from falling off the table.

### Tension

Tension is a contact force that acts in the direction opposite to the motion of an object. It is responsible for pulling objects together or keeping them in place. For example, tension in a rope can pull two objects together or prevent them from falling.

In summary, contact forces include friction, tension, and normal force, while non-contact forces include gravity, magnetic force, and electric force. These forces interact with objects in different ways, and understanding their properties is essential for various applications in physics and everyday life.

Test your knowledge about contact and non-contact forces with this quiz. Learn about gravitational force, magnetic force, friction, normal force, tension, and their properties. Understanding these forces is essential for various applications in physics and everyday life.

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