By applying an unbalanced force, you can change the motion of an object. Unbalanced forces can make an object at rest start moving, make a moving object stop, or change the direction and speed of the object.

## What forces act on an object at rest?

If an object is at rest, then there are no forces acting upon the object. It would take an unbalanced force to keep an object in motion at a constant velocity. It is the natural tendency of all objects to eventually come to a rest position.

## When a constant unbalanced force acts on an object What is the object?

If two individual forces are of equal magnitude and opposite direction, then the forces are said to be balanced. An object is said to be acted upon by an unbalanced force only when there is an individual force that is not being balanced by a force of equal magnitude and in the opposite direction.

## What are the pairs of forces?

The force that is exerted on an object and the force that the object exerts back are known together as an action/reaction force pair. One force in the pair is called the action force, and the other is called the reaction force.

## What forces are acting upon a person who is swimming?

The act of swimming essentially uses just four forces:

• Gravitational force. This is a downward force dependent upon on the swimmer’s mass.
• Buoyancy force. The water pushes up on the swimmer with a value proportional to the volume of water displaced by the swimmer.
• Thrust force.
• Drag force.

## How do I become a faster swimmer?

Here are some things to try.

1. Count your strokes. It’s OK to give up some efficiency for some speed, but where is that sweet spot?
2. Use fins or paddles. When you’re swimming fast, there are a lot of microadjustments in body position that happen.
3. Believe that you can swim faster.

## How do I get faster at freestyle?

Here are seven tips on how to improve your freestyle technique from some of the best swimmers and coaches on the planet.

1. Work your early vertical forearm.
2. Catch all the water you can with front sculling.
3. Breathe properly.
4. Balance your body in the water.