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Ch 2: Newton's Laws & Coulomb's Law

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As you're working to finish your homework or prepare for a test, review Coulomb's law and Newton's laws at your convenience with this engaging chapter. Made up of instructive video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes, this chapter is mobile friendly and accessible 24/7.

Newton's Laws & Coulomb's Law - Chapter Summary

We've created this chapter on Newton's laws and Coulomb's law to help make these subjects more easily understood. Explore short video lessons on the law of universal gravitation, and Newton's first, second and third laws of motion. Labs will help you put your knowledge into practice. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Complete a physics lab about universal gravitation
  • Explain the details and particulars of Coulomb's law
  • Give examples of Newton's first law of motion
  • Put your knowledge of Newton's first law to work in a physics lab
  • Detail the relationship between force and acceleration as outlined in Newton's second law
  • Apply Newton's second law of motion in a physics lab
  • Discuss Newton's third law of motion
  • Work on a physics lab concerning Newton's third law of motion

This thorough chapter, including bite-sized video lessons and quizzes, will help boost your confidence in your grasp of these topics. If you'd rather not watch an entire video or need to go back to review information again, use the video tabs feature to quickly jump to a specific section. Confirming your knowledge with the quizzes and chapter exam is a handy way to assess your readiness to move on or take a test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Newton's Laws & Coulomb's Law
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The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

1. 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.

Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

2. Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

Universal gravitation is the link that keeps the universe from falling in on itself. In this lesson, we see how it works and discuss how to use the formula of universal gravitation to find out differing weights.

Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

3. Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between charged particles. The results of his experiments led to what is now known as Coulomb's Law, which tells us how force, charge, and distance are all related.

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

4. 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 First Law: Physics Lab

5. Newton's First Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what Newton's First Law is and describe some physics labs/demonstrations that provide evidence for the law in real life. A short quiz will follow.

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

6. 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 Second Law: Physics Lab

7. Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain Newton's 2nd Law and use real-life evidence to show that the basic ideas behind the equation are correct. A short quiz will follow.

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

8. 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 Third Law: Physics Lab

9. Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson and completing the lab, you will be able to explain what Newton's 3rd Law is, and use an equation to show why two forces can be equal and opposite, and still lead to two objects moving in different ways. A short quiz will follow.

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