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cbrusoe

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Suppose that a constant force is applied to an object. Newton's Second Law of Motion states that the acceleration of the object varies inversely with its mass. A certain force acting upon an object with mass 2kg produces an acceleration of 10ms^2 . If the same force acts upon another object whose mass is 5kg , what would this object's acceleration be?

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  1. ChmE
    • 3 years ago
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    \[F=ma\]

  2. ChmE
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    Use the initial mass and acceleration to find the Force. Then use that force with the new mass to find the acceleration

  3. cbrusoe
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    mmk so if i'm understanding right then i would multiply the original mass by the acceleration and then use that with the second mass to find my answer?

  4. ChmE
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    correct

  5. ChmE
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    \[\text{1 Newton}={1 \space kg*m \over s^2}\]Pay attention to your units. If your units don't work out right then you know you are wrong. Also the units will help you with a problem if you don't know what to do. Units work just like fractions, in the way that they can cancel.

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    ok thanks =) i'll work it out

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