Newton's second law of motion


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Noun1.Newton's second law of motion - the rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the force
law of motion, Newton's law, Newton's law of motion - one of three basic laws of classical mechanics
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People rarely think in these terms, and our everyday world sees only the positive aspects of Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion, in which a force is equal to the mass of an object times its acceleration, or F=ma.
Teens can learn physics concepts like Newton's second law of motion by making a stomp rocket using a snack bag and a handful of other items like a straw, paper towel, and water.
That force has a greater effect on the faster arrow (see Newton's Second Law of Motion), so it decelerates faster than the slower arrow.
The key equation the simulation employed was Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion, which states that Acceleration = Force/Mass.
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.
Without any knowledge of geometry or physics, the program came up with Newton's second law of motion and other equations governing the double pendulum's behavior.