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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.

7 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

Newton's first law, the law of inertia, states that an object will remain at rest or in motion unless acted upon by another force. Learn about whether Newton's first law applies to liquids or to human bodies, as well as whether it is applicable 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

Newton's second law of motion is related to acceleration and force. Learn about net force, implications for this particular law of motion, and calculations for acceleration and force for moving objects.

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

Newton's third law of motion states that forces come in pairs. Learn about how this law is applied in interactions between objects both on Earth and in space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

4. Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

Gravity, which is the pull between two objects that have mass, is a force, which causes different objects to accelerate as they fall. Explore the differences between Newton's laws of weight, mass, and gravity, including how to calculate them, how gravity affects them, and how they are commonly misconceived.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

5. The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

The law of universal gravitation describes the important force between all objects in the universe. Explore the definition, importance and examples of universal gravitation and learn about Newton's apple.

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

Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727) advanced the understanding of physics through his laws of motion and energy. Explore Newton's second law regarding the conservation of energy and Newton's third law regarding the conservation of momentum.

Dynamic Equilibrium: Definition, Function & Examples

7. Dynamic Equilibrium: Definition, Function & Examples

In physics and chemistry, dynamic equilibrium is a state of balance and stability. Learn what this means and how dynamic equilibrium occurs by exploring its definition, function, and examples, and increase your understanding by reviewing the equilibrium constant expression, reactions involving pure liquids and solids, and equilibrium calculations.

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