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- Date Submitted: 08/27/2013 3:38 AM
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According to Newton's second law...

Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object). |

What does this mean?

Everyone unconsiously knows the Second Law. Everyone knows that heavier objects require more force to move the same distance as lighter objects.

However, the Second Law gives us an exact relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. It can be expressed as a mathematical equation:

or

FORCE = MASS times ACCELERATION

This is an example of how Newton's Second Law works:

Mike's car, which weighs 1,000 kg, is out of gas. Mike is trying to push the car to a gas station, and he makes the car go 0.05 m/s/s. Using Newton's Second Law, you can compute how much force Mike is applying to the car.

Answer = 50 newtons

1. Who was the scientist who gave us the Laws of Motion?

2. How many Laws of Motion are there?

3. What is another name for the first law of motion?

4. Which law explains why we need to wear seatbelts?

5. Which law says that force is equal to mass times acceleration (F=MA)?

6. Which law says that heavier objects require more force than lighter objects to move or accelerate them?

7. Which law explains how rockets are launched into space?

8. Which law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?

1. Who was the scientist who gave us the Laws of Motion?

Answer: Sir Isaac Newton

2. How many Laws of Motion are there?

Answer: three

3. What is another name for the first law of motion?

Answer: Law of Inertia

4. Which law explains why we need to wear seat belts?

Answer: First Law of Motion

5. Which law says that force is equal to mass times acceleration (F=MA)?

Answer: Second Law of Motion

6. Which law says that heavier objects require more force than lighter objects to move or accelerate them?

Answer: Second Law of...