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## What does "F=ma" mean in Newton's Second Law?

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Newton's second law of motion describes the relationship between an object's mass and the amount of force needed to accelerate it. Newton's second law is often stated as F=ma, which means the force (F) acting on an object is equal to the mass (m) of an object times its acceleration (a). This means the more mass an object has, the more force you need to accelerate it. And the greater the force, the greater the object's acceleration.

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Categories: Flight Dynamics