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Newton’s Second Law

if an unbalanced force acts on a body, it is accelerated by an amount proportional to the unbalanced
force and in the same
direction but inversely proportional to its mass.
ma
F
=
Where:
F
 force (N, dynes)
m 
mass (kg, g)
a – acceleration (m/sec
2
, cm/sec
2
)
Dynamics of Translation

a study of motion and the forces causing the motion.
Sample Problems
1.
A constant horizontal force at 40N acts on a body on a smooth horizontal plane.
The body starts from
rest and is observed to move 100m in 5 sec.
What is the mass of the body?
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 Spring '11
 darp
 Force, Mass

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