Ch 11: CSET: Newton's Laws of Motion

About This Chapter

Let us aid you in understanding the principles of force and motion. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide information to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the CSET Science Reading test.

CSET Science: Forces and Motion - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will help you gain a solid grasp of the principles and foundations of forces and motions in preparation for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Science test. You'll examine Newton's Laws of Motion and learn how they relate to weight, mass and gravity. Other lessons cover speed and acceleration and the various forces that act on a body. The topics in the video lessons include:

  • Newton's First Law of Motion: examples of the effect of force on motion
  • Newton's Second Law of Motion: relationship between force and acceleration
  • Newton's Third Law of Motion: examples of the relationship between two forces
  • Newton's laws and weight, mass and gravity
  • Pressure and how it relates to fluid flow and buoyancy
  • Speed and velocity: concepts and formulas
  • Acceleration: definition and formula
  • Relationships among position, distance, displacement, speed, velocity and time and simple calculations using these variables for linear and circular motion
  • The forces that act on a body (e.g. gravity, pressure, tension/compression, normal force, friction) and describe the net force on the body
  • Construct and analyze simple vector and graphic representation of motion and forces
  • Identify fundamental forces, including gravity, nuclear forces and electromagnetic forces and their roles in nature
  • Explanation and calculation of mechanical advantages for levers, pulleys and inclined planes
  • Implication of mechanics on objects

The expert instructors will explain the topics in these lessons, making sure you understand each as you prepare for the test. Your knowledge of a variety of topics relating to forces and motions will give you a sound footing for the CSET, and the video lessons make your studies enjoyable.

Objectives of the CSET Science: Forces and Motion Chapter

California requires that applicants for some teaching credentials pass CSET examinations. The questions on forces and motion are part of the General Science: Subtest I. This science subtest contains 58 multiple-choice questions, with 15 related to the topics covered in these forces and motion lessons. The test also requires you to compose a short response to a question on forces and motion. The self-assessment quizzes included with the video lessons will give you an idea of how the CSET questions are formatted and also allow you to check your knowledge.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: CSET: Newton's Laws of Motion
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Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

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

Newton's first law, the law of inertia, states that an object will remain at rest or in motion unless acted upon by another force. Learn about whether Newton's first law applies to liquids or to human bodies, as well as whether it is applicable in space.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

2. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

Newton's second law of motion is related to acceleration and force. Learn about net force, implications for this particular law of motion, and calculations for acceleration and force for moving objects.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

3. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

Newton's third law of motion states that forces come in pairs. Learn about how this law is applied in interactions between objects both on Earth and in space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

4. Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

Gravity, which is the pull between two objects that have mass, is a force, which causes different objects to accelerate as they fall. Explore the differences between Newton's laws of weight, mass, and gravity, including how to calculate them, how gravity affects them, and how they are commonly misconceived.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

5. The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

The law of universal gravitation describes the important force between all objects in the universe. Explore the definition, importance and examples of universal gravitation and learn about Newton's apple.

How Newton's Laws Relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy & Momentum

6. How Newton's Laws Relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy & Momentum

The many different topics under physics can be connected in ways you might not expect. Here you'll learn how Newton's second and third laws help us to derive conservation of energy and momentum.

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