# How fast will an object with a mass of #24 kg# accelerate if a force # 33 N# is constantly applied to it?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 2, 2016

You have to apply Newton's Second Law in order to solve this problem.

#### Explanation:

Newton's Second Law states a relation between the force applied to a body and the acceleration that it experiences:

Both magnitudes are proportional: if we exert a force which is double than another force, the body will accelerate doubly.

The proportionality constant is called *inertial mass*, and it has the same value that the *gravitational mass* (or the common mass, understood as the quantity of matter in some body).

Hence:

If we want to calculate the acceleration: