# Ch 20: Physics Lab - Motion: Homework Help

### About This Chapter

## How it works:

- Identify which concepts are covered on your motion lab homework.
- Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
- Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
- Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
- Finish your motion physics lab homework with ease!

## Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

- Understanding the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces imposed on objects
- Applying Newton's first, second and third Laws
- Measuring distance and time to determine the speed of an object
- Graphing motion and acceleration
- Determining the effect of friction on accelerating objects
- Discovering the momentum of colliding objects
- Using an inclined plane to measure energy conversion
- Understanding the inverse square law of gravity
- Describing satellite launching conditions and orbital motion
- Explaining the aspects of centripetal motion

### 1. Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a force is and complete an investigation of what forces are required to move various objects. A short quiz will follow.

### 2. 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.

### 3. Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the speed of an object is and how to calculate it in real life situations. A short quiz will follow.

### 4. Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to measure the motion of an object and plot position-time and velocity-time graphs based on your data. A short quiz will follow.

### 5. Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what acceleration is and collect data to determine the acceleration of an object using graphical methods. A short quiz will follow.

### 6. Acceleration & Gravity: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how objects fall under gravity. You will also learn how to prove, by experiment, that the acceleration due to gravity is approximately 9.8 m/s/s. A short quiz will follow.

### 7. Gravity & Projectile Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to define projectile motion and use the equations of projectile motion to make predictions about motion in a real-life scenario. A short quiz will follow.

### 8. 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.

### 9. The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why friction exists when two surfaces move alongside each other. We'll also conduct investigations to compare the amount of friction created by different materials. A short quiz will follow.

### 10. 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.

### 11. Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of momentum is and conduct an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum. You can also take the short quiz to test your knowledge.

### 12. Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of energy is and use it to calculate how much energy is lost to friction when an object goes down a ramp. A short quiz will follow.

### 13. Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what centripetal motion is, provide an example of centripetal forces, and use the equation for centripetal force in a real-life scenario to calculate the tension in a string. A short quiz will follow.

### 14. Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what rotational inertia is and take data to calculate the rotational inertia of a flywheel. A short quiz will follow.

### 15. 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.

### 16. Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab

In this lab, you're going to learn about satellites in stable orbital motion. You will set up an experiment to simulate the orbit of a satellite and explore the shapes this orbit can take.

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### Other Chapters

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- Kinematics in Physics: Homework Help
- Newton's Laws in Physics: Homework Help
- Work, Energy, & Power in Physics: Homework Help
- Linear Momentum in Physics: Homework Help
- Rotational Motion in Physics: Homework Help
- Circular Motion and Gravitation in Physics: Homework Help
- Oscillations in Physics: Homework Help
- Electrical Forces and Fields in Physics: Homework Help
- Potential and Capacitance in Physics: Homework Help
- Direct Current Circuits in Physics: Homework Help
- Magnetism in Physics: Homework Help
- Waves, Sound, and Light: Homework Help
- Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Homework Help
- Fluid Mechanics in Physics: Homework Help
- Thermal Physics & Thermodynamics: Homework Help
- Relativity & Quantum Theory in Modern Physics: Homework Help
- The Universe: Homework Help
- Physics Lab - Matter & Light: Homework Help
- Physics Lab - Electricity: Homework Help