What are some common mistakes students make with Newton's second law?

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Jun 8, 2018

Newton's second law of motion tells that with a given force, how much a body would accelerate.


According to the above fact,

It can be stated by:-

#a=(sum f)/m#
where, a= acceleration f=force and m=mass of the body.

Most common mistake which people make ( even I had done this) is mentioning in a vertical force into an horizontal equation.

We should be careful in plugging in vertical forces into vertical equation and horizontal forces in horizontal equation.

This is because horizontal force= affects horizontal acceleration and vice versa.