Newton's second law


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Newton's second law

[′nüt·ənz ′sek·ənd ′lȯ]
(mechanics)
The law that the acceleration of a particle is directly proportional to the resultant external force acting on the particle and is inversely proportional to the mass of the particle. Also known as second law of motion.
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Because the volunteer is not accelerating, Newton's Second Law tells us that the net force acting on the volunteer must be zero, and hence these two forces acting on the volunteer are of equal magnitude.
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Proof Applying the Newton's second law and Theorem 3 to this particle, we have m dv/dt = -[rho]Q(u - v) + F.
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The magnitude of the load reaction drops because of the stopping reaction that occurs (implied in Newton's Second Law of motion).
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Newton's Second Law of Motion: The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma.
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According to the matter-in-motion picture, for example, bodies are collections of particles separated by voids, can move in vacuum and interact with each other, whilst their motion is completely determined by Newton's Second Law.