Ch 7: OAE Physics: Laws of Gravitation

About This Chapter

Get up to speed with these lessons about the laws of gravitation as you study for the OAE Physics test. Take a closer look at the mechanics of gravitation through engaging video lessons, and check how much you remember by taking the quizzes.

OAE Physics: Laws of Gravitation - Chapter Summary

Enjoy your study sessions with these entertaining video lessons that examine the forces of gravity. Brush up on how the laws of gravity work as you study for the OAE Physics test. After you go through all of the chapter, you should feel more comfortable answering test questions related to the following:

  • Law of universal gravitation
  • Kepler's laws
  • Centripetal force
  • Newton's laws
  • Eccentricity and elliptical orbits
  • Gravitational attraction

Don't let the weight of the OAE Physics test throw you off your game. You've likely already covered these topics in school, and our brief refresher can quickly re-familiarize you with the laws of gravitation. Our instructors work diligently to break up dense subject matter into smaller, manageable lessons that you can master in minutes. Full transcripts are also available in case you prefer to read the lesson or want to skim through for key vocabulary words. As an added bonus, our instructors are available should you have any questions on the lesson material.

OAE Physics: Laws of Gravitation - Chapter Objectives

The licensure process for physics teachers in Ohio includes passing a subject-specific assessment, the OAE Physics test. The test is only given on computers, and test-takers 225 minutes to provide responses to 150 multiple-choice questions. To determine if teachers have a comprehensive understanding of physics, the test has been broken up to cover five of the most predominant related fields of study. The mechanics of physics section, where gravitation questions reside, represents 28% of the entire assessment. Motion and gravitation are fairly significant topics within the mechanics of physics section, so you can expect a fair amount of questions directed at these areas.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: OAE Physics: Laws of Gravitation
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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.

Gravitational Attraction of Extended Bodies

2. Gravitational Attraction of Extended Bodies

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what an extended body is, understand the derivation for the force of gravity between a point charge and a long, thin bar and solve problems using the result of that derivation.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

3. 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.

Elliptical Orbits: Periods & Speeds

4. Elliptical Orbits: Periods & Speeds

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what an elliptical orbit is and calculate the period and speed of an object in an elliptical orbit, if given enough information. A short quiz will follow.

Eccentricity & Orbits of Planets

5. Eccentricity & Orbits of Planets

After watching this lesson, you should be able to explain what eccentricity is and calculate the eccentricity of an orbit given relevant distance measurements. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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