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Homework Help: Relationship between mass and acceleration

  1. Aug 3, 2009 #1
    Hello i just got a question from school regarding (Part 1) the relationship between mass and acceleration, and Part 2: force and acceleration.

    i have gathered all the data regarding the velocity, these were recorded by using tickertimers. My questioin is how can u graph Part 1: a mass acceeration graph and then Part 2: a force vs acceleration graph. I the data in velocity. I just need to know how i can convert a velocity vs time graph into a mass vs acceleration graph.
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  3. Aug 3, 2009 #2
    Try googling "tickertimer charts"
  4. Aug 4, 2009 #3
    I have data regarding velocity and time, i just need to know how i can convert the data into acceleration vs mass graph
  5. Aug 4, 2009 #4
    What data do you have precisely?From your first post I am assuming there is one set of data where the force was varied and the mass kept constant and a second set of data where the mass was varied and the force kept constant.If so make charts as per the instructions on the google search I recommended.You can find the accelerations from the slopes of the graphs.When F is varied you should find that the acceleration is proportional to the force(doubling F doubles a etc)and when M is varied you should find that a is inversely proprtional to M(doubling M halves a etc)
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