# second law of motion

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## second law of motion

[′sek·ənd ′lȯ əv ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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NNM's Second Law of Motion: The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is a function that should be derived by law of conservation of energy.
* According to Newton's second law of motion, a force is equal to an object's mass times its acceleration (F=ma).
Given acceleration, it produced Newton's second law of motion.
The Second Law of Motion is the law of acceleration: "The resultant force impressed upon an object is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by its acceleration, or F = ma."
3), exemplified by the flywheel, is one in which the load reaction on the actuator is essentially characterized by Newton's Second Law of Motion, F = ma.
According to Newton's second law of motion, the more force exerted on one side of the board, the greater the acceleration in that direction.
According to Newton's second law of motion (F=ma), the more massive an object is, the greater is the force required to produce a given acceleration.
Newton's second law of motion: "A body acted on by an external force will change its momentum in the direction of that force, such that the greater the force the greater the change in momentum."
How can d'Alembert's principle be equivalent to Newton's second law of motion; and what are the essential differences between the formulations of the principle of least work by Euler, Lagrange, and Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698-1759)?
Adapting Isaac Newton's second law of motion, about how forces on an object cause it to accelerate, a set of equations then work out the perfect swing.
The second law of motion defines force as the product of mass and acceleration.

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