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Calculating Parallel Circuits (IR1, VR1, IT,) etc

  1. Nov 21, 2004 #1
    Hard Stuff

    Can anyone explain to me what Newtons 2nd law means?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2004
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  3. Nov 22, 2004 #2


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    ?? Neither "hard stuff" nor "Calculating parallel circuits"!!

    Newton's second law means exactly what it says: If a moving object has absolutely no forces acting on it then it will continue to move in a straight line at constant velocity".

    You could say that "means" that only a force will change the speed or direction of motion of a body.
  4. Nov 22, 2004 #3
    ...er .....Isn't that Newton's First Law?

    The Second law states that the rate of change of momentum of a body is directly proportional to the net force applied to it. Or in simple terms, if there is a net force acting, a body will accelerate.
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