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If deceleration is given instead of acceleration can i find the force

  1. Apr 17, 2010 #1
    If deceleration is given instead of acceleration can i find the force ?
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2010 #2

    russ_watters

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    Re: Force

    Deceleration is an acceleration.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2010 #3
    Re: Force

    Yes
    Make sure you have a coordinate system setup and label your deceleration as negative acceleration. F==m(-a). Depending on your coordinate system, initial conditions etc.. force may still come up positive but thats not the point.
     
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