Question: The statement “force equals mass times acceleration” is Newton’s second law of motion. Why is this a law rather than a theory?
(a) It states, rather than explains, the relationship between the variables.
(b) It cannot be proven, whereas a theory can be proven.
(c) It may be revised if new information shows that the relationship has changed.
(d) It was classified as a law because it is related to other similar discoveries.
Answer: The correct answer is it states, rather than explains, the relationship between the variables