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Newtons and Acceleration

  1. Sep 22, 2006 #1
    Is acceleration involving N just N/kg?

    so If I have a ball that is 7kg and 5 N of force is applied will the acceleration be 5 / 7 = 0.71 m/s/s ?
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  3. Sep 22, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    Yes, but just to be clear I'll restate it: Newton's 2nd law says that the acceleration of an object is related to its mass and the net force on it according to: a = F/m. If F is measured in N, and m in kg, then a will be in m/s/s (which is equivalent to N/kg).
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