Ch 31: Kepler & Newton's Laws of Motion

About This Chapter

With these lessons, you can gain a better understanding of Newton's laws of motion, weight, mass and gravity. You'll also take a look at Kepler's laws of planetary motion.

Kepler & Newton's Laws of Motion - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you improve your understanding of Kepler and Newton's laws of motion and gravity. It uses short video lessons, taught by professional instructors, to explain:

  • Kepler's three laws of planetary motion
  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • Newton's laws of weight, mass and gravity
  • The law of universal gravitation

Each video lesson comes with a full written transcript for an alternative review. The self-assessment quizzes allow you to assess what topics you've mastered and what you still need to work on. Timeline tags let you quickly jump to specific areas of the lesson without having to view the video in its entirety. If you have any questions about the lesson material, you can submit them to our instructors via your personal dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: Kepler & Newton's Laws of Motion
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Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

1. Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

Find out about the interesting life and major contributions of Johannes Kepler. This lesson will also teach you how to find out how long it takes a planet to revolve around the sun!

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

2. 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.

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

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

This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.

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

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

This lesson describes Newton's third law of motion. Examples are provided to illustrate how interacting objects experience forces. The lesson explains how objects accelerate as a result of force. Applications of Newton's third law are illustrated in nature, machines, and space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

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

Did you know that mass and weight are not the same? This lesson describes the difference between the two as well as the effect of gravity on weight. Examples are used to teach you how to calculate weight based on mass and acceleration of gravity.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

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

Gravity is what pulls us toward Earth, but it's also what pulls Earth toward us. This is explained by the law of universal gravitation, which describes how all objects in the universe have this important force between them.

Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

7. Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains how gravity works mathematically and teaches you how to use Newton's Law of Gravitation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

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