Ch 5: TExES Science 7-12: Newton's Laws

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Brush up on your understanding of Newton's laws with this related chapter. Our video lessons can help you go over what you need to know about these laws and their applications to master the TExES Science 7-12 exam.

TExES Science 7-12: Newton's Laws - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter provide an overview of Newton's laws and how they can be used as you prepare for the TExES Science 7-12 test. Accessing these engaging videos will give you the chance to ensure you can:

  • Understand force and free-body diagrams
  • Measure mass and weight using Newton's laws
  • Define inclined planes
  • Describe the laws and definition of motion
  • Calculate and define net force
  • Explain simple harmonic motion
  • Explore a spring-block oscillator
  • Define pendulums in physics

Our instructors designed these lessons to help you review each topic individually as you study for the TExES Science 7-12 exam. Once you've ensured you understand the material, you can take the chapter test to make sure you can apply what you know. Utilize self assessment quizzes and feel free to contact a knowledgeable instructor with any questions you might have.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: TExES Science 7-12: Newton's Laws
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What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

1. What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

Motion is the act of moving and plays a huge role in the study of physics. This lesson walks through important terms and the laws of motion that guide the study of motion.

Measuring Mass & Weight With Newton's Laws

2. Measuring Mass & Weight With Newton's Laws

If you thought that learning Newton's Laws of Motions was only useful to pass a physics test, think again! In this lesson, we'll learn how to use them to calculate mass and weight, two related but different concepts.

Overview of Force & Free-Body Diagrams

3. Overview of Force & Free-Body Diagrams

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what a free-body force diagram is, some of the rules associated with them, and what needs to be considered when drawing these diagrams.

Net Force: Definition and Calculations

4. Net Force: Definition and Calculations

Because forces are vectors, we can't simply add them up to get a total amount of force on an object. Instead, we calculate the net force, which is important to understand because it tells us about an object's state of motion.

Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples

5. Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples

If an object is not horizontal to the ground, it may be on an inclined plane. We need to adjust both the calculations and the free-body diagram when determining the net force on an object on an inclined plane. Learn how in this lesson.

Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

6. Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

After watching this video, you should be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, describe the features of the motion, and use equations to solve simple harmonic motion problems, particularly for a mass on a spring. A short quiz will follow.

Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

7. Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how a spring-block oscillator is an example of simple harmonic motion. You will also be able to use an equation for a spring-block oscillator that relates the frequency and mass of the block.

Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

8. Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a pendulum is, why it is an example of simple harmonic motion, and use equations to solve pendulum problems. A short quiz will follow.

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