Question #14813

If mass is doubled and the net force is kept constant, what will be the acceleration of the body?

Expert's answer

Let's consider the second Newton's law:

F = ma& ==> a = F/m.

Now let's double the mass:

F = 2ma ==> a = F/(2m).

We can see that acceleration decreases by two times.

F = ma& ==> a = F/m.

Now let's double the mass:

F = 2ma ==> a = F/(2m).

We can see that acceleration decreases by two times.

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