Physics-Please check my explanation-I need to know
posted by Juliette .
Posted by Juliette on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 4:58pm.
Hi-I have a question-we're studying Newton's Laws and my question is:
If I have a constant, non-zero force, how does the accleration change as the mass is changed.
I think it changes proportionally-because the formula F = ma so therefore if 2 times 2 = 4 and you increase one, to make 4, you'd have to decrease slightly the other or you would end up will too much force which woulnd't be constant- yes or no
the acceleration is decreasing as you increase the mass while keeping the Force constant....
Can't you have the acceleration increase as you decrease mass, also?
according to the equation, the acceleration increase as mass decreases......