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Calculation of force

  1. Sep 25, 2010 #1
    When calculating force does the distance for acceleration have to be in meters and the time for acceleration have to be in seconds^2
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  3. Sep 25, 2010 #2


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    No, in general you can use any length unit for distance, and any time unit for the time. Along with the mass units you are using, these will all determine what units the force is expressed in.

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    If you wish to calculate a force in Newtons, then you must use meters, seconds, and kilograms for the length, time, and mass units.
  4. Sep 25, 2010 #3
    Thank, you that makes complete sense
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