Ch 16: GACE Physics: Equilibrium & Elasticity

About This Chapter

This chapter can enhance your understanding of equilibrium and elasticity in order to help you pass the GACE Physics Tests. These lessons and quizzes are part of our GACE Physics course and are designed to help you meet teaching certification eligibility standards.

GACE Physics: Equilibrium & Elasticity Chapter Summary

See what qualifies our instructors to help make your study strategies more efficient. This chapter will help you prepare for the GACE Physics assessments by demonstrating these topics on elasticity and equilibrium in context:

  • Transitional and rotational forms of equilibrium
  • Centers of gravity and stability
  • Strain equations and stress (shear and bulk)
  • Simple machines, including: levers, inclined planes and pulleys
  • Applications of statics problem-solving methods

Our highly accessible video lessons use a unique tagging system, making it easy for you to jump to the topics you need to study! Use our text transcripts as a guide to highlight key topics and make your studying work for you.

Objectives of the GACE Physics: Equilibrium & Elasticity Chapter

Both Test I and II of the GACE assessments will address your knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts based on a 6-12th-grade comprehension level of physics in order to determine your ability to teach middle or high school science courses in the state of Georgia. Each test lasts between two and two and a half hours, and both consist of 60 selected-response questions. The topics in this chapter will confirm and enhance your existing knowledge while introducing you to new or unfamiliar concepts tested on the GACE Physics assessments.

Equilibrium and elasticity concepts appear in the Mechanics subarea. Our self-assessment quizzes provided at the end of every lesson will determine how well you can recall the information covered on the exam and also give you insight to the types of questions you'll actually see on test day.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: GACE Physics: Equilibrium & Elasticity
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Equilibrium: Translational & Rotational

1. Equilibrium: Translational & Rotational

Learn about the requirements for an object to be under translational or rotational equilibrium. Then work through a couple example problems that show how we can use translational and rotational equilibrium to find the forces acting on an object.

Stability & Center of Gravity

2. Stability & Center of Gravity

Discover what stability means and why center of gravity is so important to understanding it. Then learn about the different states of stability and how to tell the difference between them.

Statics Problem-Solving Methods & Applications

3. Statics Problem-Solving Methods & Applications

Find out exactly what requirements need to be satisfied for a physics problem to be classified as a statics problem. Then learn the steps you take to solve these statics problems.

Simple Machines: Lever, Inclined Plane & Pulley

4. Simple Machines: Lever, Inclined Plane & Pulley

Discover what a simple machine is and how it operates. Then learn about the mechanical advantages various simple machines such as levers, inclined planes and pulleys give us.

Tensile and Compressive Stress and Strain Equations

5. Tensile and Compressive Stress and Strain Equations

Discover what tensile and compressive stress and strain are, and how they relate to each other. Then find out how we can use stress and strain to learn more about a material's elastic properties.

Shear and Bulk Stress and Strain Equations

6. Shear and Bulk Stress and Strain Equations

Discover how to tell when an object is experiencing normal, shear, and bulk stress and strain in this lesson. Then, learn about the basic formulas we use to find shear and bulk stresses, strains, and moduli.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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