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where F is force and is the derivative with respect to time .
The term yank is not universally recognized but is commonly used. The units of yank are force per time, or equivalently, mass times length per time cubed; in the SI unit system this is kilogram metres per second cubed (kg·m/s3), or Newtons per second (N/s).
Relation to other physical quantities
Newton's second law of motion says that:
where p is momentum, so if we combine the above two equations:
which can also be written as:
where j is jerk.
- ↑ Gragert, Stephanie (November 1998). What is the term used for the third derivative of position?. Usenet Physics and Relativity FAQ. Math Dept., University of California, Riverside. Retrieved on 2008-03-12.
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