Mission NL5: Force Diagrams

Mission NL5 involves the comparison of the relative magnitude of the individual forces that act upon an object in various physical situations. The mission consists of 39 questions organized into 11 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcome

  • The student should be able to analyze a physical scenario and determine the relative magnitude of forces acting upon the object in the scenario.


Launch Mission NL5


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Newton's Laws Unit, Lesson 2, Part b

The Physics Classroom, Newton's Laws Unit, Lesson 2, Part c


Video Tutorials:

Force Diagrams


Drawing Free-Body Diagrams



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: