# Ch 5: AP Physics 1: Newton's First Law of Motion

This chapter covers Newton's first law of motion, which you might encounter on the AP Physics 1 exam. You'll review information such as differences between mass and weight, state of motion and velocity, and balanced and unbalanced forces.

## AP Physics 1: Newton's First Law of Motion - Chapter Summary

As you prepare for your AP Physics 1 exam, you can use this chapter to brush up on Newton's first law of motion so you can answer related questions on the exam. The lessons focus on topics such as distinguishing between inertia and mass, types of force, and examples of Newton's first law of motion. Once you complete this chapter you should be able to:

• Calculate mass and weight
• Define the state of motion and velocity
• Identify balanced and unbalanced forces
• Create free-body diagrams
• Solve mathematical representations of free-body diagrams
• Utilize free-body diagrams to solve motion problems
• Define net force and apply to calculations
• Apply knowledge of force and motion in a lab

This chapter gives you the tools to customize your study sessions and quickly get up to speed on Newton's first law of motion. Choose from video lessons or text transcripts, and view as few or as many of the lessons as you need. You will be able to assess your knowledge through quizzes to help you hone in on areas which might need more focus. Subject-matter experts are available to assist you if you need further clarification of any lesson.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP Physics 1: Newton's First Law of Motion
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