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erykah722

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## Homework Statement

Okay, so here's the question: Does your plot of acceleration versus hanging mass verify the Second Law? Explain your answer.

The experiment involved a cart with weights and a hanging mass on the edge of a table. After each trial, one weight was removed from the cart and put on the hanging mass.

## Homework Equations

I know Net force = ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I got the following data and it was all correct when I submitted it:

Hanging Mass: Acceleration:

0.02 0.344

0.03 0.515

0.04 0.692

0.05 0.866

0.06 1.04

0.07 1.20

Okay, I know that as the hanging mass increases and the car weight decreases the acceleration increases. Can someone please explain how the linear graph of acceleration vs. the hanging mass proves Newton's second law?