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Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

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Which of the following formulas is used to calculate net force?

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1. Consider an object at rest. Which of the following is true concerning this object?

2. Consider an object being pushed to the left with a force of 15 N and pushed to the right with a force of 10 N. What is the net force acting on this object?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining that which can get something to get up and go, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the properties of Newton's second law of motion. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the formula used to calculate net force and the characteristics of an object at rest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Formula for net force
  • Characteristics of an object at rest
  • Finding the net force of an object
  • Units for force
  • Description of Newton's second law of motion

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of an object at rest and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formula for net force
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve net force problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about why something just sits there, review the corresponding lesson titled Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what Newton's second law of motion states
  • Explain what the net force is
  • Describe how to calculate the net force of an object
  • Identify how to find acceleration and force
  • Appreciate when acceleration only occurs in an object
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