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How do I work out a as in F= ma?

  1. Dec 31, 2011 #1
    How do I work out "a" as in F= ma?

    Hey guys basically just as the title says. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2011 #2
    Re: How do I work out "a" as in F= ma?

    troll...
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 #3

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    Re: How do I work out "a" as in F= ma?

    If the problem statement indicates that an object is at rest, or moves with a constant velocity, then a=0.

    If the problem statement indicates that the acceleration is not zero, then it should give you enough information about the forces that are present for you to work out the acceleration from Newton's 2nd Law.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 #4
    Re: How do I work out "a" as in F= ma?

    a = F/m ?
     
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