physics

we just did an practical on newton's second law and we just have to do a report on it.... basically there are two parts to it, first part is when the overall mass of the system remains constant and the second part is when the force remains constant.

there are two parts which i am uncertain about, they are the results table and the graphs.

for part one as the mass is constant do i just average out the acceleration and then use that to find force using F=MA?

asked by WT
  1. Yes, generally that is the way to do it, because of the uncertainty of measursing acceleration.

    posted by bobpursley
  2. so if my mass of the cart which was used was 0.24kg, and the mass hanger was 0.02kg, and average acceleration was 0.5734, then my force would be?

    posted by WT
  3. Force=m*a I assume your units for acceleration was in m/s^2

    posted by bobpursley

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Science

    Practical of Newton's second law Of the platinum book of grade 11 page 30
  2. technology

    Need help on the question below. I have read all about all 3 laws but still don't understand if this would be 1st or 2nd law. "A ball is rolling in a straight line on a hardwood floor. A cat hits it from the right, so the ball
  3. science/Newton's third law

    if you kick a 5kg ball with one Newton it would push back on you with one Newton is this true???
  4. Physics - Newton's Law of universal gravitation

    Describe how Newton used each of the following phenomena to support the law of universal gravitation a) the orbit of the moon b) kepler's third law
  5. physics

    1.What if Newton’s Third Law did not exist?. In your response to this inquiry, think of some of the consequences if Newton’s Third Law were not true. Describe in detail at least two consequences that would result if the Third
  6. Physics-Newton's Law

    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-yes, or no but I'm not sure why
  7. Newton's 3rd Law

    How can I use Newton's 3rd law on a diver off of a diving board? Could I calculate friction against his feet?
  8. History

    Which accurately describes Newton’s Laws? newton defined the three laws of motion that govern planetary bodies and objects on earth newton defined three laws of thermodynamics that predict the conservation of energy newton
  9. SCIENCE

    For my science project i have to choose a sport and list five carefully thoughtout ways that Newton's three Laws of Motion are involed in the game i selected. The sport i have selected is tennis. i have 3 ways already but i am
  10. physics

    why are you more likely to have an accident on your bicycle if you are riding it on a gravel or wet pathway?how do i explain this using newton's law(s)? thanks consider newtons first law. Then, consider friction on the tire on
  11. Columbs Law

    I need help with the following questions from my homework. thanks! How does one coulomb of charge compare with the charge of a single electron? How is coulombs law similar to Newton's law of gravitation? How is it different?

More Similar Questions