Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 4 - Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion - Questions - Page 98: 3



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The net force definitely can be zero on a moving object. If the net force is zero, all we know is that the object has zero acceleration, by Newton’s second law. However, Newton’s second law says nothing about the object’s velocity, which could be nonzero. Take, for example, a jet plane flying at constant speed in a straight line.
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