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## Homework Statement

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?

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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?

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It's a modern statement of Newton's Second Law of Motion, from the## Homework Statement

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?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion#Newton.27s_second_law

No, it's a definition.Does it have a mathematical proof?

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