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### Acceleration

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Date: 9/12/96 at 22:7:56
From: Anonymous
Subject: Acceleration of More Massive Object

A 10-kg object accelerates at 60 meters per second squared.
What would be the acceleration of a 30-kg object?
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Date: 9/12/96 at 23:14:57
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Acceleration of More Massive Object

In order to calculate the acceleration of a body you have to know two
things: the net force acting on the body and the mass of the body.
The acceleration is then calculated using the formula a=F/m  So, if
your 10 kg object accelerates at 60 m/sec^2, the force must be 600
acting on the 30-kg body. If you assume that the same force acts on
both bodies, then the acceleration is 20 m/sec^2.

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