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1 December, 21:13

The second law of motion states that force is equal to mass times acceleration. How much more force would be required to accelerate a fifty-ton ship at the same rate as a ten-ton ship? The same

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  1. 1 December, 23:08
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    Newton's second law:

    F = ma

    F = net force, m = mass, a = acceleration

    Isolate a:

    a = F/m

    We can see that for an object with larger mass, we would need to apply a larger force on it to accelerate it at the same rate.

    Compared to the 10 ton ship, we would need 5 times more force to accelerate a 50 ton ship at the same rate.
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