Newton's Second Law Experiment Conclusion

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Newton’s Second Law Aaron Vichard Ang LBYPHYX N04a Abstract— The main objective of the experiment is to verify or to prove the equation of Newton’s second law, Force is equal to mass times acceleration. The results, based on the experiment, is the force of an object equal to the mass times acceleration is not equal to the mass of the cart because there are factors affecting it (ex. hanging mass). Frictional force and constant gravity cannot be removed in the experiment, therefore the resulting mass times acceleration would be greater. The recommendation for this experiment is to be mindful with the right number of significant figures so there will be a lesser percentage difference. I. INTRODUCTION According to…show more content…
Greater amount of force will be needed if the mass is greatly large. [1] In the experiment there will be two masses, which is m1 and m2, so m1 + m2 to get the total of the mass. The experiment checked if (m1 + m2) = m2g (2) regardless of the friction. The experiment gave us an exact relationship between force, mass and acceleration. By getting the acceleration in the experiment, the cart started at rest and the time it takes to cover a certain distance. Then since the formula for the distance is : d = ½ at2 (3) where d is the distance, t is the time and a is the acceleration, we can get the formula of acceleration which is : a = 2d/ t2 (4) In this experiment, the main objective is to verify or to prove Newton’s second law’s equation, F = ma. According to Newton, an object will only accelerate if there is a net or unbalanced force that is acting upon it. [2] Due to the existence of an unbalanced force, it will accelerate an object – it changes its speed or direction or even both its speed and direction. According the second law of motion, the acceleration of an object depends on two variables, which is the mass of the object and the net force acting upon it.

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