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Newton's Second Law of Motion

13. Newton’s Second Law of Motion

There are countless laws of physics that our world follows, and Newton’s laws are the most well-known and important ones. This second law states that as force is applied to an object, its acceleration decreases.

The acceleration is directly related to the object’s force and inversely related to the object’s mass, meaning that the acceleration will depend on force and mass. This can apply to the passive, nonliving matter as well, ranging from atoms to planets.

If the external force is applied, then the change in velocity will have everything to do with the mass of each object that it is acted upon. In today’s day and age, active matter will move on its own, and it’s self-directed, which is different from non-living matter.

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