Honors Physics

Drawing A Free Body Diagram

A music box within the toy shown below plays tunes when the toy is pushed along the floor. As a child pushes along the handlebars with a force of 5 N, the floor exerts a force of 13 N directly upward on the toy. The Earth's gravitational force on the toy is 10 N downward while interactions between the wheels and the floor produce a backward force of 2 N on the toy as it moves. Draw a free-body diagram of the toy as it is being pushed.


Click on the object to show/hide the freebody diagram"