### Definition of Newton's second law

1. Noun. The rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the force.

### Definition of Newton's second law

1. Noun. (physics) Newton's observation that the rate of change of the momentum of a body is directly proportional to, and in the same direction as, the net force acting on it. ¹

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### Literary usage of Newton's second law

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1. Introductory Course of Natural Philosophy for the Use of High Schools and by Adolphe Ganot, William Guy Peck, Levi Sumner Bubank, James Irvin Hanson (1881)
"Give Newton-s Second Law. What three elements determine a force '. Define each. How represented ? 39. Define simple and compound motion. ..."

2. ELements of Physics by George Arthur Hoadley (1908)
"Newton-s Second Law means that any force acting upon a body produces its own effect, ... From Newton-s Second Law it is seen that the measurement of a force ..."

3. Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Heat: A Twelve Weeks' College Course by Robert Andrews Millikan (1903)
"The equation/= ma is then merely the statement of Newton,s Second Law. Note, however, that it holds in this form only ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"... Newton s second Law of Motion, by the Rev. William Lud- ktm. Lond. 1780, 8vo. An Illustration of Sir Isaac Newton • Method of Reasoning, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Screw Propeller: With Various Suggestions of Improvement by John Bourne (1852)
"In Newton-s " Second Law of Motion" it is maintained that " the change or alteration of motion produced in a body by the action of any external force, ..."

6. Modern Practice in Mining by Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne (1911)
"And, as by Newton-s second law of motion, change of motion is proportional to the acting force, and takes place in the direction of the straight line in ..."