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Acceleration vs. mass (kg) graph

  1. Feb 8, 2007 #1
    If in an acceleration vs. mass (kg) graph (where the x axis reads (1/m1+m2), the inverse of the sum of masses), the best fit does interesect with the origin because if x = zero, or (1/m1+m2) = o, the final solution is unreal since it is mathematically incorrect to divide one by zero.

    Likewise, in an acceleration vs. differences of masses, best interesects with origin since when m1-m2=0, acceleration, as as result, equals to zero.

    Finally, would it be correct to stay that the y interest of an acceleration vs. mass graph represents the acceleration of the system when 0 masses are involved, or does it repersent the gravitational mass (resistance)?
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