Force is anything that causes the velocity of an object to change.

  • Force has direction in which it acts – it is a vector quantity.
  • The symbol for force is F.
  • The unit of force is the newton (N).
  • Acceleration of a body is directly proportional to the force causing it, i.e. for a given body:


The mass (m) of a body is a measure of how difficult it is to accelerate that body.

  • The unit of mass is the kilogram (kg).
  • Acceleration of a body is
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