Ch 51: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Forces & Motion

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Get ready to explore forces and motion with the engaging video lessons in this chapter. Review examples and definitions of these concepts to ensure you're prepared for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Forces & Motion - Chapter Summary

Studying this chapter will help you review force and motion as you get ready to take the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Use these lessons and self-assessment quizzes to make certain you understand:

  • The law of universal gravitation and Newton's laws of motion
  • How position, distance and displacement are used in physics
  • Speed, velocity, acceleration and force
  • Graphs of both kinematics and position vs. time

This chapter features lessons in video and transcript form, so that you can review these concepts easily and effectively. Complete the interactive quizzes to get practice applying what you know. You can direct any questions you have about the uses of forces and motion to our instructors, who are experts in this field.

11 Lessons in Chapter 51: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: 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.

What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what position is, why it is a vector, and interpret position-time graphs. A short quiz will follow.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Representing Kinematics with Graphs

6. Representing Kinematics with Graphs

In this lesson, we will introduce how to use graphs to visually represent kinematics. For some students, graphing these types of problems is easier than using algebra equations.

Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

7. Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

Describing motion with graphs can be a simple, yet powerful tool in your physics arsenal. In this lesson, we begin by looking at the basic position vs. time graph.

Force: Definition and Types

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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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