# Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of force?

1. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

An object is pushed with one pound of force by person A. This causes the object to move 3 miles per hour.

Person B then pushes the object with one pound of force also. Will the object move at 6 miles per hour?

2. Jul 27, 2009

### Pengwuino

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

What are your thoughts on the matter? :)

This problem is poorly worded, just so you know.

3. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

I originally thought that it would move at 6 miles per hour, but through trial and error I can see that it will move only 3 miles per hour. I just wanted to get a confirmation.

4. Jul 27, 2009

### cepheid

Staff Emeritus
Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

Does Newton's Second Law ring a bell?

5. Jul 27, 2009

### Cyrus

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6. Jul 27, 2009

### Pengwuino

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

What is the relationship between force and acceleration and velocity?

Again, this problem is poorly worded as time is important in this question.

7. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

Well, I just launched a rocket. Each rocket engine put out six pounds of force. There were four rocket engines. The rocket weighed 5 pounds. If four lit off at the same time, then there should have been 24 pounds of upward force. All four went off at the same time. The only problem is that the rocket did not get off of the launch pad.

When i did the math I added the amount of impulse. Each rocket produced 20 n/s of force. Since i had four going off at the same time, I did 4 x 20 = 80 n/s of force. However, thsi amount of force was not enoguh. It seems as if even though four rocket engiens went off at the same time, only one rocket engine would have gotten the job done in the same way.

8. Jul 27, 2009

### Cyrus

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

9. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

I HAVE ALREADY LEARNED FROM TRIAL AND ERROR. I am just here to confirm my results! Please answer my question!

10. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

What exactly is wrong?

11. Jul 27, 2009

### Cyrus

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

Why would you ask us to confirm the results of your experiment? That doesn't make any sense. You should spend more time recording down the variables of what's involved in what you're doing.

Do you have any background in physics?

12. Jul 27, 2009

### Max CR

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

If anybody can confirm my results for the sake of CONFIRMATION please let me know.

13. Jul 27, 2009

### Pengwuino

Re: Will an objects velocity be impacted if it is being pushed with one pound of forc

How can we confirm your results when you don't answer our questions?

For one, Force isn't in N/s so what you told us was meaningless. How does your original question have anything to do with your experiment? Velocity and force are two different things.