From the name Contact force and Non contact force you can guess its meaning, right?
And probably you might have understood the definition for the same.
But, what is the difference between Contact force and Non contact force?
Here’s a quick look on the difference between these two forces:
|Sr No.||Contact Force||Non contact Force|
|1.||A force that acts when two objects are physically in contact with each other is known as Contact force.||A force that acts when two objects are not physically in contact with each other is known as Non contact force.|
|2.||Contact forces do not occur from a distance.||Non contact forces can occur from a distance. (So they are also known as action at a distance forces)|
|2.||Different types of Contact forces are:|
– Muscular Force
– Frictional force
– Tension force
– Applied force
– Normal force
– Air resistance force
– Mechanical force
– Spring force
|Different types of Non contact forces are:|
– Magnetic force
– Gravitational force
– Electrostatic force
|3.||Example of a contact force: Horse pulling a cart.||Example of a non contact force: An apple falling from a tree.|
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