How can force affect the motion of an object?

1 Answer
Jul 26, 2015

If a net force acts on an object, from Newton's second law, it experiences an acceleration in the direction of the net force.

Explanation:

The Newton's second law gives,

$\vec{F} = M \vec{a}$ where, $\vec{F}$ is the force and $\vec{a}$ is the acceleration.

Acceleration alters the velocity of an object. It might alter the speed or the direction of motion or both depending on the physical conditions.