If the slight resistance you feel from a light switch (when you flick it) is the reaction force, what is the action force?

A. flicking the switch

B. the light turning on

C. friction between your finger and the switch

D. the switch moving from the “off” to the “on” position

You pull hard on both ends of a thick spring, but it does not stretch. Is there an action force and, if so, what is it?

A. No, there is no action force.

B. Yes, the action force is the spring resisting being pulled on.

C. Yes, the action force is the pulling on both ends of the spring.


  1. Answer:

    The action force is the force that causes a reaction, in this case, it will be flicking the switch, the resistance of the switch of being moved is what you “fell” as the resistance force. The correct option is A

    Again, an action force is a given force in one direction, in this case, the spring is not stretching, but there is a force applied on it, so the action force will be the force of pulling the spring from both ends, in this case, the correct option is C

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