# What is the relationship between mass and acceleration for cars?

Mar 10, 2018

Newton's second law of motion...

#### Explanation:

They are related through one equation, which every science student knows, that is

$F = m a$

In words: The net force applied on an object is equal to the object's mass multiplied by its acceleration.

In vector notation, this is written as $\vec{F} = m \vec{a}$.

This law was formulated by Sir Isaac Newton in his book * Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica*, and was published in the year $1687$.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_laws_of_motion

Mar 10, 2018

$F = m a$

#### Explanation:

If a car of mass ($m$) is accelerated with a constant acceleration ($a$) due to a pushing force ($F$) then relation between $F , m$ and $a$ is

$F = m a$