Problem: Force is defined as mass times acceleration. Starting with SI base units, derive a unit for force. Using SI prefixes suggest a convenient unit for the force resulting from a collision with a 10-ton trailer truck moving at 55 miles per hour. (Assume 1 second deceleration time)

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SI unit for mass = kg

Acceleration = distance/time2

SI unit for distance = m

SI unit for time s 

F= ma = kgms2= Newton (SI unit for force)

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Force is defined as mass times acceleration. Starting with SI base units, derive a unit for force. Using SI prefixes suggest a convenient unit for the force resulting from a collision with a 10-ton trailer truck moving at 55 miles per hour. (Assume 1 second deceleration time)

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