Fisher, Russell A. Department of Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
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- Newton's second law
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The part of classical mechanics which deals with the relation between the motions of material bodies and the forces acting upon them. The English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton. originally developed the physical laws governing dynamics. In many everyday situations, dynamics can be applied to study how a physical system of material bodies changes over time (see illustration). See also: Classical mechanics; Motion; Newton's laws of motion; Physics
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