I.
Abstract
II. Introduction
Isaac Newton discovered three laws involving acceleration. Newton states
in his 2
nd
Law, that if there is a nonzero net force on an object then the
acceleration is proportional. The equation derived by Isaac Newton is as follows,
Net Force=Mass*Acceleration
, which can also be written as
Acceleration=Net
Force/ Mass.
Clearly, if acceleration equals zero, either mass or net force would also have to
equate to zero. Because everything in our world has a mass, net forces would have
to cancel.
In this we learn that in order for acceleration to occur on an object there
must be a net force on that object. According to Newton’s 1
st
Law, if there is no
net force, objects will either remain at rest or in motion. Therefore, without
acceleration everything around us would either be immovable or unstoppable.
Acceleration is everywhere around us we just don’t ever stop to think
about it. A ball being thrown in baseball is accelerated in four different ways.
First, the initial force of the throw speeds up the ball. Second, gravity begins to
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 Fall '08
 Novordsky
 Derivative, Acceleration, Force, Mass, Velocity, net force, IntroductionIsaac Newton

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