The Law of Acceleration, Part 2

  • Due Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on The Law of Acceleration, also known as Newton's Second Law of Motion. Then take the quiz.

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• Acceleration is not the same as speed.
• Greater the force, the greater the acceleration.
• For a given force, the smaller the mass of the object, the greater the acceleration.
• If the net force is larger (or smaller) than the object’s weight then the acceleration is greater (or less) than falling.
• For constant forces the acceleration is constant and the spacings follows the Odd Rule.
• If the forces are not constant then there is texture in the timing and spacing.
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Optional: Watch this video describing some common misconceptions about forces and acceleration:

Optional: Watch this video that presents the incorrect version of The Law of Acceleration (Second Law of Motion), which is a common misconception that people have regarding motion:


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