1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Use the concepts of momentum and Newton’s second law to explain why a motorcycle can accelerate at a greater rate than a large truck. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution The motorcycle will accelerate at a greater rate because the truck has a greater mass (greater resistance to a change in speed.) This increased rate of acceleration is mathematically proven by the formula a= F/m, which states acceleration is inversely proportional to the mass. In terms of momentum, a mass that experiences a change in velocity (acceleration) has undergone a change in momentum (impulse). As the mass of the motorcycle is smaller, it will take less force and time to move it, thus increasing it's rate of acceleration. Is that a sufficient answer?