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Ch 8: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Newton's Laws of Motion

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We've made Newton's laws of motion easy to understand in this concise and engaging TExES Physical Science 6-12 study guide chapter. Work at your own pace on any computer or mobile device as you watch the video lessons and take the quizzes.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Newton's Laws of Motion - Chapter Summary

This chapter is a convenient way to study Newton's laws of motion as you get ready for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 test. You'll review concepts such as types of force and Newton's laws of motion. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Provide examples of the effect of force on motion
  • Discuss different types of force
  • Outline free-body diagrams
  • Explain the relationship between acceleration and force
  • Describe the relationship between Newton's laws and gravity, mass and weight
  • Distinguish between mass and inertia
  • Identify the relationship between uniform circular motion and Newton's second law

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8 Lessons in Chapter 8: TExES Physical Science 6-12: 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.

Force: Definition and Types

2. 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.

Free-Body Diagrams

3. Free-Body Diagrams

Forces that act on an object can be drawn through special vector diagrams called free-body diagrams. In this video lesson you'll identify how to correctly represent forces in a free-body diagram through vector arrows and force labels.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

7. Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

Mass and inertia are both related to the amount of matter an object has, but they aren't exactly the same thing. In this video lesson, you'll see how mass affects an object's inertia, which in turn affects that object's motion.

Newton's Second Law & Uniform Circular Motion

8. Newton's Second Law & Uniform Circular Motion

Sure, Newton's Second Law of Motion works well in one dimension, but what happens when you put it on a curve? In this lesson, we'll see how the Second Law applies with respect to Uniform Circular Motion.

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