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Multicast routing algorithms for mobile ad-hoc networks have been extensively researched in the recent past. In this paper, the authors present two algorithms for dealing with multicast routing problem using the notion of virtual forces. They look at the effective force exerted on a packet and determine whether a node could be considered as a steiner node. The nodes' location information is used to generate virtual circuits corresponding to the multicast route. QoS parameters are taken into consideration in the form of virtual dampening force.