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?
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 newtons. Your question cannot be answered unless I know the force 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. -Doctor Robert, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Search the Dr. Math Library:
Ask Dr. MathTM
© 1994-2013 The Math Forum