Enter up to 5 different forces and angles into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the net force and direction acting on the object.
Net Force Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the net force acting on an object.
Net Force = Sum of all forces
Net Force Definition
The net force is simply the sum of all forces acting on an object. This can be further complicated when the forces are acting in different directions. In this case, the forces need to be broken down into their x and y components and then summed.
Net Force Example
How to calculate net force
- First, break down each of the forces into their x and y components
This will be done using the angle of the force and the magnitude.
- Next, sum the x and y components together
Add up all of the x and y force components together.
- Finally, calculate the magnitude and angle of the net force
This can be done using the laws of trigonometry.
A net force is the sum of all of the forces acting upon an object.