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Ch 32: The Laws of Kepler & Newton

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View short, engaging video lessons that go over various scientific laws from Kepler and Newton. Illustrative examples are included throughout the chapter.

The Laws of Kepler & Newton - Chapter Summary

You'll get to reaffirm your grasp of each of Kepler's three planetary motion laws as you go through this chapter's videos. The law of gravitation from Newton is defined and applied in a lesson for your review. The acceleration of gravity is targeted in another one of the lessons. In addition, you'll find these topics contained in the chapter to refresh your memory on:

  • Newton's first law of motion and its applications
  • What the second law of motion from Newton states
  • Newton's third law of motion and how it can be used
  • Importance of the law of universal gravitation

Roughly five to ten minutes is all it takes to watch a video lesson from start to finish. View the videos from a desktop, laptop or any web-enabled handheld device. Video tags make it easy to locate a certain key term that you'd like to review a second time. You can validate your understanding of the chapter's content as you take the lessons' accompanying practice quizzes.

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: The Laws of Kepler & Newton
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

1. Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

Find out about the interesting life and major contributions of Johannes Kepler. This lesson will also teach you how to find out how long it takes a planet to revolve around the sun!

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples

6. 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.

Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

7. Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains how gravity works mathematically and teaches you how to use Newton's Law of Gravitation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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