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Ch 3: Chapter 3: Newton's First Law of Motion-Inertia

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The Newton's First Law of Motion - Inertia chapter of this Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of inertia. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Newton's First Law of Motion - Inertia textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics' Newton's First Law of Motion - Inertia chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the inertia topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Aristotle's thoughts on motion
  • Impact of the Copernicus' work
  • Galileo's astronomical discoveries
  • Law of inertia and its applications
  • Difference between mass and inertia

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5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Newton's First Law of Motion-Inertia
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Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence

1. Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence

This lesson will explore the life of the famous philosopher Aristotle. It will highlight his life in Northern Greece and Athens, as well as his interactions with Alexander the Great. It will also explain the main tenants of Aristotelian logic.

The Copernican Revolution

2. The Copernican Revolution

This lesson will discuss a famous astronomer by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus, his early history, his revolutionary idea, and why his model of the universe was actually wrong.

Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

3. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

4. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

5. Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

Mass and inertia are both related to the amount of matter an object has, but they aren't exactly the same thing. In this video lesson, you'll see how mass affects an object's inertia, which in turn affects that object's motion.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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