# Acceleration 1-N force to 1-kg object

1. Nov 16, 2009

### DubKing

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What acceleration can a 1-N force give to a 1-kg object?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
No clue how to attempt it. I'm an 8th grade science student. you need at least .1021 to move the object

Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
2. Nov 16, 2009

### PhanthomJay

Assuming the 1 N force is a net force applied to the 1 kg mass, you need to use Newton's 2nd Law to find the acceleration. Do you know it?

3. Nov 16, 2009

### DubKing

Is it F=ma?

4. Nov 16, 2009

### DubKing

would that mean I need f/m=a to solve?

5. Nov 16, 2009

### PhanthomJay

Yes, good job!

6. Nov 16, 2009

### DubKing

Is the acceleration 9.80? 1/.102=9.80 m/sec/sec???

7. Nov 16, 2009

### DubKing

8. Nov 16, 2009

### PhanthomJay

No, check out your algebra and basic knowledge of Physics. If a=f/m, and f=1 N and m= 1 kg, then a =??? I think you're confusing mass with weight. They are not the same.

9. May 14, 2010

### kim032688

i have some question like this can u try to help me too..

10. May 14, 2010

### kim032688

if the mass is 1g and the force is 1dyn what is the acceleration..pls give me 1 example..tnx

11. May 14, 2010

### Cyosis

This is a somewhat old thread, it would normally be best to make a new one with your problem. That said, you have the exact same problem as the OP had, just that you're using different units. Remember 1 dyn= 1 g cm/s^2.