Units of Force - N = kg(m/s 2 =(kg ƒ m/s 2 Therefore one...

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Units of Force The unit of force is defined, quite appropriately, as a Newton. What is a Newton in terms of fundamental units? Given that acceleration (a) = m/s 2 and mass = 1 kg, we can find out from Newton's Second Law: F = ma implies that a Newton,
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Unformatted text preview: N = kg (m/s 2 ) = (kg ƒ m)/s 2 . Therefore, one Newton causes a one kilogram body to accelerate at a rate of one meter per second per second. Our definition of units becomes important....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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