Discovering Newton's Second Law

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Title Discovering Newton's Second Law
Description Students seem to have problems relating forces and acceleration, because they don't know how big a Newton is, or a kilogram for that matter. This exercise has them relate forces to acceleration so they can find mass (algebraically). It helps them to see that Net Force and Acceleration are related through the mass, regardless of friction or other factors.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Proportionality
Simulation(s) Forces in 1 Dimension

Author(s) Don Cameron, edited by Craig Tilley (Feb 19, 2014)
School / Organization University of Denver High School
Date submitted 10/15/06
Date updated 2/20/14