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## Homework Statement

What is the vertical intercept of an acceleration force graph mean?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

The mass of an object with no force applied?

That's my guess. Any advice and tips appreciated.

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What is the vertical intercept of an acceleration force graph mean?

The mass of an object with no force applied?

That's my guess. Any advice and tips appreciated.

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ideasrule

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What acceleration force graph? If it's F=ma, why shouldn't the y-intercept be 0?

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The vertical axis' horizontal position occurs where the quantity measured on the horizontal axis is zero. In other words, to be on the vertical axis, the force must be zero.

Therefore, the vertical intercept is the acceleration value corresponding to zero force.

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