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Acceleration of a Single Object Subjected to a Force (Newton’s Second Law of Motion)

How do I analyse an object subjected to a constant net force?

In this post, we investigate, describe and analyse the acceleration of a single object subjected to a constant net force and relate the motion of the object to Newton’s Second Law of Motion, as a part of the Prelim Physics course under the module Dynamics and sub-part Forces, Acceleration and Energy. To analyse an object subjected to a constant net force, we use qualitative descriptions, graphs, and vectors and derive relationships from graphical representations including \vec{F}_{net} = m \vec{a} and relationships of uniformly accelerated motion.

 

Part 1: Newton’s Second Law of Motion explained with examples

 

Part 2: Newton’s Second Law of Motion