Question #3f768

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Jun 4, 2017

No, to have balanced forces means to be in equilibrium.


An object is in a state of equilibrium if all forces acting on said object are balanced.

The main condition for an object to be in equilibrium is that the total force acting on the object must be zero.

Newton's law mathematically is defined as #F = ma#.

Assuming that the object has mass, the acceleration #a# must be equal to zero for force to be zero as well:

#Rightarrow F = m cdot 0#

#therefore F = 0# #"N"#

So, as long as the acceleration of the object is zero, the force is zero as well.

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