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Homework Help: Force exerted?

  1. Jan 19, 2005 #1
    I have a problem that gives mass of object and the constant velocity. I need to find the force.

    I know the answer needs to be in Newtons. So the weight is in "kg" and velocity is "m/s". I know that 1 N=1 kg x m/s^2. I am stuck on how to get the force into Newtons??
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  3. Jan 19, 2005 #2


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    If the velocity and mass of the object are constant then there is no net force acting on the it.
  4. Jan 19, 2005 #3
    Or could this be a trick question since a constant velocity has no acceleration and F=ma F=m(0) equals 0, so there is no force???
  5. Jan 19, 2005 #4
    Yes. F_net = 0 when it is at a constant velocity. Simply because a = 0.
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