Single Particle Dynamics/2nd Law

 

Newton's Second Law

Statement that F=m*a; definition of mass; superposition of forces; second law examples.

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Definition of force (F=ma); superposition principle; definition of impulse and average impulse; Newton's second law equations for force, acceleration, momentum.

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Newton's Laws

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Newton's first law defined; Newton's second law defined (F = m*a); Newton's third law defined; inertial reference frames defined.

Forces acting on two blocks connected and suspended by strings. Solution not included.

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Reading a scale in an elevator.

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Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's three laws of motion defined with a sentence each.

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Force Laws

Newtonian induction; definition of Hooke's law; contact forces between surfaces; kinetic friction; static friction; fundamental forces of nature; definition of universal law of gravitation, with equation.

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Second Law Methodology

Newton's Second Law in components; step-by-step method for solving second law problems.

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Applying Newton's Second Law

Definition of a reference frame; relative and relatively inertial reference frames; law of addition of velocities, with example problem; acceleration in relatively inertial reference frames; principle of relativity; tension in a massless rope; equations of motion, with special cases; constraint conditions in pulley systems.

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Experiment 3

Force modeling experiment setup and procedure.

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Work on Sliding Box

4-part problem; finding work in terms of frictional force; stopping time; work to accelerate the box.

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Forces and Reference Frames

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Forces acting on a passenger in a turning car. Solution not included.

Forces acting on systems of multiple bodies. Solution not included.

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Painter on a Platform

Force and acceleration.

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Force and Velocity

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Force needed to accelerate a cart to a specified speed. Solution not included.

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Passenger in Car

Force acting on a passenger in a sharply turning car. Solution not included.

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Sensation of Motion

Detecting motion from inside a windowless, soundproof vessel. Solution not included.

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Experiment 3 Pre-Lab

Magnitude of force between two magnets as a function of distance.

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Uniform Circular Motion

Forces acting on a mass connected to a rotating axle.

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Experiment 5 Pre-Lab

Forces acting on a pivoted beam.

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Experiment 5B Analysis

Motion of two unequal masses suspended by a string over a rod.

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Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Motion of a small object that slides down a large sphere and hits the ground.

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Second Law and Kinetic Energy

Relative motion and energy of two objects.

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Ascending Jet

Motion of a jet airplane after takeoff.

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Objects in Closed Boxes

Determining change in weight of person jumping and hummingbird taking off inside a closed box on a scale.

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Ball in a Vertical Circle

Speed and tension at the top of the circle for ball swinging around.

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Accelerating Car

Force acting on an accelerating car.

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Objects in Orbit

Relative mass of weightless objects.

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