I knew i should have paid more attention in class =/ anyways, We have been studying newton's second law. And I have a question on my lab that asks for me to "derive equation for a (acceleration) vs F (force) and a (acceleration) vs m (mass)" a vs F and a vs M are two graphs which we did. and I am at a complete lost at what to do. I have no idea how to or what to derive. My only hint is a small piece of note I copied from teacher's notes. It goes like this: It looks like slope is equal to 1/mass. So a α(alpha) F a α 1/m a α F/m F = ma does anybody know what a(alpha) stands for? And what it exactly means by "deriving equation?" thank you very very much.