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# What are some examples of acceleration?

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Common examples of acceleration in real life are an object falling and a car speeding up to pass another car. All falling objects will accelerate under the force of gravity until they reach a terminal (maximum) velocity, while a car generates the force to speed up from pressing on the gas pedal to burn more fuel for energy.

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Acceleration tells a person if an object's speed is increasing over a period of time. An object can accelerate while already moving, such as a car overtaking another, or from a complete rest, such as a car speeding up after stopping at a red light. The standard units for acceleration are meters or feet per second squared.

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Force is any influence to an object which changes its motion, while motion itself is the change in position of an object in relation to is speed, location and acceleration. There cannot be movement without force used against an object to set it in motion.

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G-force is an attractive force caused by the acceleration due to gravity on one object by another object. Positive g-force increases the apparent weight of a body while negative g-force decreases the apparent weight of a body.

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The formula for calculating net force is the mass of the object multiplied by the acceleration. This formula is commonly written as "F = ma", where "F" represents the net force, "m" represents the mass and "a" represents the acceleration.