Chapter 4: Newton's Second Law of Motion
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 Chapter Objectives: State the relationship between acceleration and net force. State the relationship between acceleration and mass. State and explain Newton's second law of motion. Describe the effect of friction on stationary and on moving objects. Distinguish between force and pressure. Explain why the acceleration of an object in free fall does not depend upon the mass of the object. Describe the effect of air resistance on a falling object. back to top Chapter Terms: inertia mass weight kilogram newton volume force friction free fall terminal speed back to top Chapter Formulas: Acceleration ~ net force/mass a ~ Fnet /m F = mg Chapter Outline Framework: Force Causes Acceleration Friction Mass and Weight Mass Resists Acceleration Newton's Second Law of Motion When Acceleration is g---Free Fall When Acceleration is less than g---Non-Free Fall back to top