What is Newton’s Second Law of Motion?

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According to Newton’s Second Law, “The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impressed.” This is also known as the law of force, and it defines force as the change in the amount of motion, or momentum, of an object. Mathematically, the force of an object is its mass multiplied by its acceleration.


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