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Where did F = dp/dt come from?

  1. Aug 27, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I was wondering how do you prove f = m*a, and my teacher said since F = dp/dt and p = m*v then F is m*a

    But where did F = dp/dt come from? Does it have a mathematical proof?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2

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