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Newton's Three Laws of Motion - Chapter Summary
Explore the concepts behind Newton's three laws of motion and the application of these laws to gravity, mass and weight by studying this engaging chapter. Expert instructors guide you through each law in an understandable and to-the-point format so you can quickly and easily breeze through these lessons. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to explain:
- Newton's first law of motion regarding force's effect on motion
- Newton's second law of motion detailing the relationship between force and acceleration
- Newton's third law of motion illustrating the interactions between two objects
- How all three laws can be applied to weight, mass and gravity
Diligently study the principles of each of these Newtonian laws to ensure full comprehension of the material. Test your understanding and retention after each section by taking the interactive multiple-choice lesson quizzes. Follow those with the more extensive chapter exam to get a better picture of your overall understanding. Quizzes include supplemental worksheets which can be printed and used as a reference guide while viewing the lessons.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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