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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi guys

Just seeking some clarification here as my prof has been very vague.

Say we have a mass hanging off a vertical wire - the force upon that wire will be by F =MA, (m x9.81)N. I understand this.

But say we had a wall upon which we put a static horinzontal load/force of 10kg of "push", would that in Newtons still be (10) x (9.81)N?

Ie is the kg to N conversion still the same for horinzontal loads?

2nd Q:

And say we then moved the wall aganist the direction - ie if the force is in the x direction and we move the wall in the -x direction is the only force then F=MA where a is the accleration of the wall.

Im slightly confused as if the wall was static - we would have an 'effective' accleration of 9.81m/s^2 (assuming i am correct above ) wheras say we move the wall in at 3.6m/s^2 we would actually have less force than if we only consided it static ( 9.81 > 3.6 etc)

Much appreciated.

Mike

Just seeking some clarification here as my prof has been very vague.

Say we have a mass hanging off a vertical wire - the force upon that wire will be by F =MA, (m x9.81)N. I understand this.

But say we had a wall upon which we put a static horinzontal load/force of 10kg of "push", would that in Newtons still be (10) x (9.81)N?

Ie is the kg to N conversion still the same for horinzontal loads?

2nd Q:

And say we then moved the wall aganist the direction - ie if the force is in the x direction and we move the wall in the -x direction is the only force then F=MA where a is the accleration of the wall.

Im slightly confused as if the wall was static - we would have an 'effective' accleration of 9.81m/s^2 (assuming i am correct above ) wheras say we move the wall in at 3.6m/s^2 we would actually have less force than if we only consided it static ( 9.81 > 3.6 etc)

Much appreciated.

Mike