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Below is a sample breakdown of the Linear Momentum chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Linear Momentum||Definition and description of momentum, and how to solve equations about momentum|
|Tuesday||Momentum and impulse||The laws of momentum and how they control the physics of collisions, the impulse-momentum change equation|
|Wednesday||Conservation and collisions||The Momentum Conservation Principle, and differences between inelastic and elastic collisions|
|Thursday||Isolated systems in physics||Definition, and factors that point to an isolated system collision|
|Friday||The Center of Mass and Center of Gravity||Explain the center of mass/center of gravity, and review formulas for finding the center of mass/center of gravity|
1. Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples
Any moving object has momentum, but how much momentum it has depends on its mass and velocity. In this lesson, you'll identify linear momentum, as well as see examples of how an object's momentum is affected by mass and velocity.
2. Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples
To understand how a change in momentum affects an object, we look to impulse. In this lesson, you'll understand how impulse describes an object's change in momentum, as well as how changing the force or time of the impulse can have very different outcomes.
3. Conservation of Linear Momentum: Formula and Examples
The law of conservation of momentum tells us that the amount of momentum for a system doesn't change. In this lesson, we'll explore how that can be true even when the momenta of the individual components does change.
4. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Difference and Principles
When objects come in contact with each other, a collision occurs. In this lesson, you'll learn about the two types of collisions as well as how momentum is conserved in each.
5. Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples
Systems are important to understand when studying physics, but they are not always easy to describe. In this video lesson, you'll identify isolated systems and understand what makes them unique.
6. Understanding the Center of Mass & Center of Gravity
After watching this video, you will be able to explain the difference between center of mass and center of gravity and give examples of situations where they would be different. A short quiz will follow.
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