Ch 60: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Forces & Motion

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Get up to speed on forces and motion with the resources in this chapter. They were designed to help prepare you for your upcoming Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Core Subjects 4-8 test.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Forces & Motion - Chapter Summary

Let our subject-matter experts help you review forces and motion as you get ready to take the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 test. Lessons in this chapter include:

  • The importance of the law of universal gravitation
  • Displacement and distance
  • Speed, velocity and acceleration
  • Force and the effect of force on motion
  • The relationship between acceleration and force
  • The relationship between two forces

Our instructors developed these 5-10 minute long videos to get you up to speed on forces and motion. Use the quizzes to check your understanding of lesson topics. If it turns out you need to go back over any of the lesson material, the quiz results proved quick links back to the relevant points of the videos. If you're having trouble with a specific concept, our experts are always available to help.

8 Lessons in Chapter 60: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Forces & Motion
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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.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

2. Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

Distance and displacement might seem like similar terms but in physics, understanding the difference can mean getting a question right instead of wrong. In this lesson, we will define these terms and illustrate how easy it is to confuse the two.

Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples

3. Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples

Is it possible to drive with a speed of 100 mph but a velocity of 0? In this lesson, we will examine the difference between speed and velocity and use that information to answer this question.

Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

4. Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

Acceleration can be a tricky topic for many students who tend to get hung up on an object's speed. In this lesson, we will explore the common aspects of acceleration and why speed is not always important.

Force: Definition and Types

5. Force: Definition and Types

Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

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