Ch 14: Laws of Motion Applied Problem Solving

About This Chapter

Learn how to use the fundamental laws of motion to solve problems in this chapter. These lessons and quizzes are a convenient, mobile way for you to study for an upcoming exam or homework assignment. There are examples and even lab lessons to show you how these principles work.

Laws of Motion Applied Problem Solving - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain Newton's laws of motion and how to use them in problem solving. Using an experiment, you will learn about centripetal force and uniform circular motion. The concept of projectile motion is introduced, as well as how to solve problems containing this topic.

Your study continues with an experiment explaining how conservation of momentum works. Further lessons also have experiments that outline the concepts of impulse momentum theorem and the work energy theorem. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Apply Newton's three laws of motion to problems
  • Use a hands-on experiment to illustrate centripetal force
  • Define initial velocity and how it relates to projectile motion
  • Explain the concept of conservation of momentum
  • Show the impulse momentum theorem in action by completing an experiment
  • Understand the work energy theorem

Our mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes are designed by professional instructors to ensure a simple and fun learning experience. If you have questions as you move through the chapter, contact one of our instructors. These study materials are available for you to review at any time, seven days a week.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Laws of Motion Applied Problem Solving
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Applying Newton's Laws of Motion

1. Applying Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's Laws of Motion explain how and why objects move. In this lesson, learn about the three laws of motion and how to apply them to a variety of situations.

Uniform Circular Motion Lab

2. Uniform Circular Motion Lab

In this physics lab, we'll be examining the effect of centripetal force on an object moving in a circle. By using a bucket filled with water, you'll be able to understand how the centripetal force acts to hold an object in a circular pattern.

Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

3. Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

A projectile is any object that is given an initial velocity and then follows a path determined entirely by gravity. In this lesson, we will introduce projectile motion and touch on a few key facts to keep in mind when working through these problems.

Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

4. Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of momentum is and conduct an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum. You can also take the short quiz to test your knowledge.

Impulse and Momentum Lab

5. Impulse and Momentum Lab

In this physics lab, you'll be learning about the impulse momentum theorem. By the end of the experiment you'll have gathered data to support the physics principle that the change in momentum during a collision is equal to the impulse experienced.

Work and Energy Lab

6. Work and Energy Lab

In this physics lab, we'll explore the relationship between work and energy using our own bodies. When you're done, you'll understand the work energy theorem and how it applies to the lab.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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