   Chapter 4, Problem 3P

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

A 6.0-kg object undergoes an acceleration of 2.0 m/s2. (a) What is the magnitude of the resultant force acting on it? (b) If this same force is applied to a 4.0-kg object, what acceleration is produced?

(a)

To determine
The magnitude of force acting on the object (F).

Explanation

Given info: The mass of the object is 6.0 kg and the acceleration of the object is 2.0ms2 .

Explanation:

The formula to calculate the magnitude of force acting on the object is,

F=ma (1)

Here,

m is mass of the object.

a is the acceleration.

Conclusion:

Substitute 6.0 kg for m and 2.0ms2 for a in Equation (1) to find F

(b)

To determine
The acceleration of the object (a).

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