Newton's laws explain how the application of a force affect other objects. But, in what manner is this force applied? I know about contact forces and action at a distance forces, so my question is not related to them.
My question is this: When a force is applied on a object, does the entirety of the force act upon the object straight away or does the force gradually increase into becoming the said force?
Eg - If I exert a force of 5N, will it act on the object right away or will it gradually increase into being 5N?
It is a rather simple question really. I came to this question through my study of Newton's third law. When we apply a force of 50N on an object and the object can only withstand up to 30N of force, I am told that the force would only act up to 30 N, as that is the maximum reaction force that the object can provide. This brought me to the idea of a gradually growing force.( The force increases up to 30N and stops as it is the maximum force that the object can withstand) Am I wrong here?
If this is indeed correct, does the remaining 20N of force act as an unbalanced force on the parts of the object (now broken) and create an acceleration?
Pls point out any misconceptions I have, if you so find any. Also, pls keep the answers simple, I am still an amateur.