Definition of Newton's second law of motion
1. Noun. The rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the force.
Generic synonyms: Law Of Motion, Newton's Law, Newton's Law Of Motion
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Literary usage of Newton's second law of motion
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1. 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, ..."
2. 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, ..."
3. 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 ..."
4. Hydraulics by Frederick Charles Lea (1908)
"By Newton,s second law of motion, the resultant impressed force is in the direction of the change of velocity, and if W is the weight of the body in pounds ..."
5. Applied Mechanics: A Treatise for the Use of Students who Have Time to Work by John Perry (1907)
"Any child can state Newton-s second law of motion, and the other half-dozen all-important principles of mechanics, so as to get full marks in an examination ..."
6. Technical Reports by Miami Conservancy District (Ohio) (1917)
"It will be shown later, however, that by the use of Newton,s Second Law of Motion we may calculate y., and v2 at the brink, ..."
7. Graphics Applied to Arithmetic, Mensuration and Statics by George Charles Turner (1908)
"... could produce the same motion in a body. The latter supposition is inadmissible (see Expt. 1, p. 119, and Newton-s Second Law of Motion, p. 135). ..."