force vs. acceleration graph


by psychosushi
Tags: acceleration, force, graph, versus
psychosushi
psychosushi is offline
#1
Sep9-09, 09:33 AM
P: 6
in force versus acceleration graph:
1. Which one is the dependent variable and which is independent?
2. what does the slope of the force vs acceleration graph represent?
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Space-tested fluid flow concept advances infectious disease diagnoses
SpaceX launches supplies to space station (Update)
saunderson
saunderson is offline
#2
Sep9-09, 09:55 AM
P: 62
Hi psychosushi,

to 1: it's a symmetric problem, force and acceleration is correlated

to 2: slope of the graph is the mass of the object, which is accelerated (But remember, you can't raise the effective force without raising the acceleration!!)

(i think you won't treat relativistic effects!)
psychosushi
psychosushi is offline
#3
Sep9-09, 10:29 AM
P: 6
if the slope is mass
then it should be constant?
mass cant just change right?

saunderson
saunderson is offline
#4
Sep9-09, 10:36 AM
P: 62

force vs. acceleration graph


yes, the slope=mass is constant!

at higher velocity mass can change but at lower velocity there is no effect on the mass!

So in our everyday life mass can approximated as constant.
psychosushi
psychosushi is offline
#5
Sep9-09, 11:07 AM
P: 6
okie dokie thanks
:)


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Acceleration via graph Introductory Physics Homework 17
How do I Find Average Force in a Force vs Time graph? Introductory Physics Homework 4
question involving Force vs. acceleration graph General Physics 1
Sketching velocity graph from acceleration graph Introductory Physics Homework 3
Slopes of a Force vs. Charge and Force vs. Distance Graph Introductory Physics Homework 1