Ch 10: Overview of Newton's Laws of Motion

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This engaging chapter contains short lessons that provide an overview of Newton's laws of motion for your convenient review on a mobile device or computer. Our comprehensive video lessons and quizzes can serve as great resources as you prepare for a test or complete a homework assignment.

Overview of Newton's Laws of Motion - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors provide an overview of Newton's laws of motion in this easy-to-follow chapter. Video lessons clearly outline subjects such as Newton's first, second and third laws of motion, as well as the applications of these laws. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Give examples of the effects of force on motion as outlined in Newton's first law of motion
  • Outline the relationship between acceleration and force according to Newton's second law
  • Discuss the connection between two forces as explained in Newton's third law of motion
  • Explain Newton's laws and their connection to mass, gravity and weight
  • Define the law of universal gravitation and its importance
  • Describe how Newton's laws relate to the law of conservation of energy and momentum

Take your time as you work through this chapter, and use the video tabs to go back and review any portion of a video lesson that you need to. We've also included short quizzes with each lesson for quick self-assessment prior to moving forward. The test at the end of the chapter provides a helpful, comprehensive overview of these subjects, and it works well as a test-prep tool.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Overview of Newton's Laws of Motion
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Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

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.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

5. 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.

How Newton's Laws Relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy & Momentum

6. How Newton's Laws Relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy & Momentum

The many different topics under physics can be connected in ways you might not expect. Here you'll learn how Newton's second and third laws help us to derive conservation of energy and momentum.

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