In this post, we will find out what unbalanced forces are. This will be as per the class 9 syllabus.
Also, read about Balanced forces
What is an unbalanced force?
If the resultant of all the forces acting on a body is not zero, the forces are called unbalanced forces.
When unbalanced forces act on a body, they produce a change in its state of rest or uniform motion. That is, unbalanced forces can move a stationary body or they can stop a moving body.
In other words, unbalanced forces acting on a body can change its speed or direction of motion.
Effects of Unbalanced Force | Characteristics of Unbalanced Force
Unbalanced forces can do the following:
- Move a stationary object.
- Increase the speed of a moving object.
- Decrease the speed of a moving object.
- Stop a moving object.
- Change the shape and size of an object.