Let’s discuss some effects of the Force.

**Effects Of force On mass**

Let’s imagine we have two balls. One is heavier than the other. Now imagine you threw both balls with the same force. Which ball moves farther? To understand this, we need to understand that these balls’ mass affects them’ distance. A force cannot change an object’s mass but can alter the object’s speed and direction.

Therefore, the heavier ball will travel less distance in comparison to the other ball. Hence the effects of force on mass are not changes in the weight of an object but changes in the object’s motion.

**Effects of force on speed**

As mentioned earlier, a force can change the speed of an object. When you apply force on a stable (resting) ball, it moves. The more force you apply, the faster it moves. When you apply additional force on a moving ball, it moves even faster. Following are the effects of force on speed of an object.

- Force can move an object at rest.
- More force can increase the speed of an already-moving object.
- Less force can decrease the speed of an object.
- Force in the opposite direction can stop the moving object.

**Effects of force on the direction**

Suppose you apply force opposite to the direction of the moving object. What do you think would happen? The speed of the object reduces, and the object eventually stops. Given below are a few effects of force on the direction of an object:

- If you provide a force in the same direction as a moving ball, it continues.
- If you provide a force in the opposite direction of a moving object, it might slow down or stop.
- The external force can also change the direction of an object without stopping it.