Non-Contact Forces

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Non-contact forces and their examples

A non-contact force is a force applied on an object by another body without being in direct contact with the object.
Examples:
  • Gravitational force
  • Electromagnetic force
  • Strong Nuclear force
  • Weak Nuclear force

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Non-contact forces

A non-contact force is any force applied to an object by another body without any contact.
For example, magnetic force, gravitational force and electrostatic force.

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Difference between Contact and Non-Contact force

S.No.Contact ForceNon-Contact Force
1It acts when objects are in physical contact.Contact may be continuous or impulsive.In acts when there is no physical contact in objects.
2Muscular force,frictional force,spring force,normal force,tension force are few examples.Gravitational force,electrostatic force,magnetic force and electrochemical force are few examples.

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