Newton's second law of motion, F = ma, describes the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. The equation tells you that acceleration is directly proportional to the net force acting on an object, and it is inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
To understand the relationship between force and acceleration in a system near the surface of the earth.
Compare each graph you see on your calculator with the graph on the next page, which is a composite graph, i.e., position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time. The graph on the next page was made using the same procedure you used with an unknown net force.
Use the analyzing feature of the calculator to read y-values off the three types of graphs on your calculator.
Write a brief but complete statement describing the relationship between
force, mass, and acceleration.