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# Newton's Second Law

The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.

F = ma

Where force is measured in Newton’s

Newton’s second law of motion pertains to the behavior of objects for which all existing forces are not balanced. The second law states that the acceleration of an object is dependent upon two variables, the net force acting upon the object and the mass of the object.

For example, a car, which weighs 900 kg is out of gas. The driver is trying to push the car to a gas station and makes the car go 0.06 m.s^2. What is the force the driver is applying on the car?

F = 900kg * 0.05m/s^2

F = 45 N

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