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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
what is force. units of measurements
- Anonymous
A:
Newton's second law tells us that the force is equal to the mass times the accerelation of something. That may sound complicated, but it isn't as hard as you think. The mass of an ojbect is the ammount of stuff the object is made of. The acceleration is how fast the object is speeding up or slowing down. So a force is something that causes the object to move or to stop. That is like pushing or pulling.

The unit pf force are called a Newton. One Newton (N) is the force required to cause one kilogram (kg) of stuff to have an acceleration of one meter per second per second (m/s/s).

Adam

(published on 10/22/2007)

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