6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration An object accelerates when a net force acts on it. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Recall the definition of acceleration: The cause of acceleration is force. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.1 Force Causes Acceleration When a hockey puck is at rest, the net force on it (gravity and the support force) is balanced, so the puck is in equilibrium. Hit the puck (that is, apply an unbalanced force to it) and the puck experiences a change in motion—it accelerates. Apply another force by striking the puck again, and the puck’s motion changes again. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.1 Force Causes Acceleration Recall from the previous chapter that the combination of forces acting on an object is the net force. • Acceleration depends on the net force. • To increase the acceleration of an object, you must increase the net force acting on it. • An object’s acceleration is directly proportional to the net force acting on it: acceleration ~ net force (The symbol ~ stands for “is directly proportional to.”) 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.1 Force Causes Acceleration Kick a football and it neither remains at rest nor moves in a straight line. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.1 Force Causes Acceleration What causes an object to accelerate? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.1 Force Causes Acceleration Unbalanced forces acting on an object cause the object to accelerate. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.2 Mass Resists Acceleration Push on an empty shopping cart. Then push equally hard on a heavily loaded shopping cart. The loaded shopping cart will accelerate much less than the empty cart. Acceleration depends on the mass being pushed. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.2 Mass Resists Acceleration The same force applied to twice as much mass results in only half the acceleration. The acceleration is inversely proportional to the mass. Inversely means that the two values change in opposite directions. As the denominator increases, the whole quantity decreases by the same factor. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.2 Mass Resists Acceleration The acceleration produced depends on the mass that is pushed. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.2 Mass Resists Acceleration How does an increase in mass affect acceleration? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.2 Mass Resists Acceleration For a constant force, an increase in the mass will result in a decrease in the acceleration. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law Newton’s second law describes the relationship among an object's mass, an object's acceleration, and the net force on an object. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law By using consistent units, such as newtons (N) for force, kilograms (kg) for mass, and meters per second squared (m/s2) for acceleration, we get the exact equation: If a is acceleration, F is net force, and m is mass, 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law The acceleration is equal to the net force divided by the mass. • If the net force acting on an object doubles, its acceleration is doubled. • If the mass is doubled, then acceleration will be halved. • If both the net force and the mass are doubled, the acceleration will be unchanged. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law think! If a car can accelerate at 2 m/s2, what acceleration can it attain if it is towing another car of equal mass? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law think! If a car can accelerate at 2 m/s2, what acceleration can it attain if it is towing another car of equal mass? Answer: The same force on twice the mass produces half the acceleration, or 1 m/s2. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! A car has a mass of 1000 kg. What is the acceleration produced by a force of 2000 N? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! A car has a mass of 1000 kg. What is the acceleration produced by a force of 2000 N? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! If the force is 4000 N, what is the acceleration? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! If the force is 4000 N, what is the acceleration? Doubling the force on the same mass simply doubles the acceleration. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! How much force, or thrust, must a 30,000-kg jet plane develop to achieve an acceleration of 1.5 m/s2? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law do the math! How much force, or thrust, must a 30,000-kg jet plane develop to achieve an acceleration of 1.5 m/s2? Arrange Newton’s second law to read: force = mass × acceleration F = ma = (30,000 kg)(1.5 m/s2) = 45,000 kg•m/s2 = 45,000 N 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law What is the relationship among an object’s mass, an object’s acceleration, and the net force on an object? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.3 Newton’s Second Law Newton’s second law states that the acceleration produced by a net force on an object is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, is in the same direction as the net force, and is inversely proportional to the mass of the object. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction Friction is a force and affects motion: • Friction acts on materials that are in contact with each other. • It always acts in a direction to oppose relative motion. • When two solid objects come into contact, the friction is mainly due to irregularities in the two surfaces. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction Rubber against concrete produces more friction than steel against steel, so concrete road dividers have replaced steel rails. The friction produced by a tire rubbing against the concrete is more effective in slowing the car than the friction produced by a steel car body sliding against a steel rail. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction A concrete road divider has a better design than a steel road divider for slowing an out-of-control, sideswiping car. The concrete divider is wider at the bottom to ensure that the tire will make contact with the divider before the steel car body does. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction Both liquids and gases are called fluids because they flow. • Fluid friction occurs as an object pushes aside the fluid it is moving through. • The friction of liquids is appreciable, even at low speeds. • Air resistance is the friction acting on something moving through air. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction When friction is present, an object may move with a constant velocity even when an outside force is applied to it. In such a case, the friction force just balances the applied force. The net force is zero, so there is no acceleration. A diagram showing all the forces acting on an object is called a free-body diagram. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction The direction of the force of friction always opposes the direction of motion. a. Push the crate to the right and friction acts toward the left. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction The direction of the force of friction always opposes the direction of motion. a. Push the crate to the right and friction acts toward the left. b. The sack falls downward and air friction acts upward. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction think! Two forces act on a book resting on a table: its weight and the support force from the table. Does a force of friction act as well? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction think! Two forces act on a book resting on a table: its weight and the support force from the table. Does a force of friction act as well? Answer: No, not unless the book tends to slide or does slide across the table. Friction forces occur only when an object tends to slide or is sliding. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction What factors affect the force of friction between surfaces? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.4 Friction The force of friction between the surfaces depends on the kinds of material in contact and how much the surfaces are pressed together. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure The amount of force per unit of area is called pressure. When the force is perpendicular to the surface area, P is the pressure and A is the area over which the force acts. Pressure is measured in newtons per square meter, or pascals (Pa). One newton per square meter is equal to one pascal. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure The force of the book on the table is the same. The upright book exerts the same force, but greater pressure, against the supporting surface. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure You exert more pressure against the ground when you stand on one foot than when you stand on both feet due to the decreased area of contact. The smaller the area supporting a given force, the greater the pressure on that surface. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure The driving force per nail is not enough to puncture the skin. CAUTION: Do not attempt this on your own! 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure think! In attempting to do the bed-of-nails demonstration, would it be wise to begin with a few nails and work upward to more nails? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure think! In attempting to do the bed-of-nails demonstration, would it be wise to begin with a few nails and work upward to more nails? Answer: No, no, no! There would be one less physics teacher if the demonstration were performed with fewer nails. The resulting greater pressure would cause harm. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure How does the area of contact affect the pressure a force exerts on an object? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.5 Applying Force-Pressure For a constant force, an increase in the area of contact will result in a decrease in the pressure. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained Galileo showed that falling objects accelerate equally, regardless of their masses. • This is strictly true if air resistance is negligible, that is, if the objects are in free fall. • It is approximately true when air resistance is very small compared with the mass of the falling object. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained In Galileo’s famous demonstration, a 10-kg cannonball and a 1-kg stone strike the ground at practically the same time. This experiment demolished the Aristotelian idea that an object that weighs ten times as much as another should fall ten times faster than the lighter object. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained Recall that mass (a quantity of matter) and weight (the force due to gravity) are proportional. • A 10-kg cannonball experiences 10 times as much gravitational force (weight) as a 1-kg stone. • Newton’s second law tells us to consider the mass as well. • Ten times as much force acting on ten times as much mass produces the same acceleration. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained F stands for the force (weight) acting on the cannonball, and m stands for the correspondingly large mass of the cannonball. The small F and m stand for the weight and mass of the stone. • The ratio of weight to mass is the same for these or any objects. • All freely falling objects undergo the same acceleration at the same place on Earth. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained The ratio of weight (F) to mass (m) is the same for the 10-kg cannonball and the 1-kg stone. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained The weight of a 1-kg stone is 10 N at Earth’s surface. Using Newton’s second law, the acceleration of the stone is The weight of a 10-kg cannonball is 100 N at Earth’s surface and the acceleration of the cannonball is 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained Why do all freely falling objects fall with the same acceleration? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.6 Free Fall Explained All freely falling objects fall with the same acceleration because the net force on an object is only its weight, and the ratio of weight to mass is the same for all objects. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance A feather and a coin fall with equal accelerations in a vacuum, but very unequally in the presence of air. When falling in air, the coin falls quickly while the feather flutters to the ground. The force due to air resistance diminishes the net force acting on the falling objects. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance Speed and Area You experience the force due to air resistance when you stick your hand out of the window of a moving car. • If the car moves faster, the force on your hand increases. • If instead of just your hand, you hold your physics book out the window with the large side facing forward, the air resistance force is much larger than on your hand at the same speed. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance Air resistance force ~ speed × frontal area The expression shows that the air resistance force is directly proportional to the speed and frontal area of an object. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance Terminal Speed Terminal speed is the speed at which the acceleration of a falling object is zero because friction balances the weight. Terminal velocity is terminal speed together with the direction of motion. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance Sky divers reach terminal speed when air resistance equals weight. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance A falling feather reaches its terminal speed quite quickly. Its area is large relative to its very small weight so air resistance has a large effect on the feather’s motion. A coin has a relatively small area compared to its weight, so the coin will have to fall faster to reach its terminal speed. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance The terminal speed for a sky diver varies from about 150 to 200 km/h, depending on the weight and orientation of the body. • A heavier person will attain a greater terminal speed than a lighter person. • Body orientation also makes a difference. More air is encountered when the body is spread out and surface area is increased. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance The flying squirrel increases its area by spreading out. This increases air resistance and decreases the speed of its fall. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance Terminal speed can be controlled by variations in body orientation. • A heavy sky diver and a light sky diver can remain in close proximity to each other if the heavy person spreads out like a flying squirrel while the light person falls head or feet first. • A parachute greatly increases air resistance, and cuts the terminal speed down to 15 to 25 km/h, slow enough for a safe landing. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance At low speeds, air resistance is often negligible, but at high speeds, it can make quite a difference. If you hold a baseball and tennis ball at arm’s length and release them at the same time, you’ll see them strike the floor at the same time. But if you drop them from the top of a building, you’ll notice the heavier baseball strikes the ground first. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance This stroboscopic photo shows a golf ball and a foam ball falling in air. The heavier golf ball is more effective in overcoming air resistance, so its acceleration is greater. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance think! Which experiences a greater air resistance force, a falling piece of paper or a falling elephant? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance think! Which experiences a greater air resistance force, a falling piece of paper or a falling elephant? Answer: The elephant! It has a greater frontal area and falls faster than a piece of paper—both of which mean the elephant pushes more air molecules out of the way. The effect of the air resistance force on each, however, is another story! 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance think! If a heavy person and a light person open their parachutes together at the same altitude and each wears the same size parachute, who will reach the ground first? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance think! If a heavy person and a light person open their parachutes together at the same altitude and each wears the same size parachute, who will reach the ground first? Answer: The heavy person will reach the ground first. Like a feather, the light person reaches terminal speed sooner, while the heavy person continues to accelerate until a greater terminal speed is reached. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance What factors determine the air resistance force on an object? 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration 6.7 Falling and Air Resistance The air resistance force an object experiences depends on the object’s speed and area. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 1. An object will accelerate when a. SF = 0. b. it is unbalanced. c. it is pushed or pulled with a net force. d. its mass increases. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 1. An object will accelerate when a. SF = 0. b. it is unbalanced. c. it is pushed or pulled with a net force. d. its mass increases. Answer: C 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 2. When a net force acts on an object, its acceleration depends on the object’s a. initial speed. b. mass. c. volume. d. weight. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 2. When a net force acts on an object, its acceleration depends on the object’s a. initial speed. b. mass. c. volume. d. weight. Answer: B 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 3. A cart is pushed and undergoes a certain acceleration. Consider how the acceleration would compare if it were pushed with twice the net force while its mass increased by four. Then its acceleration would be a. one quarter. b. half. c. twice. d. the same. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 3. A cart is pushed and undergoes a certain acceleration. Consider how the acceleration would compare if it were pushed with twice the net force while its mass increased by four. Then its acceleration would be a. one quarter. b. half. c. twice. d. the same. Answer: B 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 4. Friction is a force like any other force and affects motion. Friction occurs in a. solids sliding over one another. b. fluids. c. air. d. all of these 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 4. Friction is a force like any other force and affects motion. Friction occurs in a. solids sliding over one another. b. fluids. c. air. d. all of these Answer: D 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 5. When you stand on one foot instead of two, the pressure you exert on the ground is a. half. b. the same. c. twice. d. quadruple. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 5. When you stand on one foot instead of two, the pressure you exert on the ground is a. half. b. the same. c. twice. d. quadruple. Answer: C 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 6. The reason a 20-kg rock falls no faster than a 10-kg rock in free fall is that a. air resistance is negligible. b. the force of gravity on both is the same. c. their speeds are the same. d. the force/mass ratio is the same. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 6. The reason a 20-kg rock falls no faster than a 10-kg rock in free fall is that a. air resistance is negligible. b. the force of gravity on both is the same. c. their speeds are the same. d. the force/mass ratio is the same. Answer: D 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 7. Kevin and Suzanne go sky diving. Kevin is heavier than Suzanne, but both use the same size parachute. Kevin has a greater terminal speed compared with Suzanne because a. he has to fall faster for air resistance to match his weight. b. gravity acts on him more. c. he has greater air resistance. d. he has weaker terminal velocity. 6 Newton’s Second Law of Motion–Force and Acceleration Assessment Questions 7. Kevin and Suzanne go sky diving. Kevin is heavier than Suzanne, but both use the same size parachute. Kevin has a greater terminal speed compared with Suzanne because a. he has to fall faster for air resistance to match his weight. b. gravity acts on him more. c. he has greater air resistance. d. he has weaker terminal velocity. Answer: A