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ERIC Number: EJ1016088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
What's in a Symbol?
Leadstone, Stuart
School Science Review, v94 n349 p12-13 Jun 2013
This "Science Note" explores the new adaptation of Newton's Second Law of Motion, "F = ma." In older physics and applied mathematics textbooks this expression appears as "P = mf." The author examines why "f" is now favored over "a" and why practitioners write "P = mf" rather than "F = mf." (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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