Module 4: The Laws of Motion

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

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1. Web Material: Newton's first law

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to define an inertial frame and describe the state of motion of an object in different reference frames.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 4.
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 8

 

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2. Web Material: Newton's second law

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to find the acceleration of an object in terms of the resultant forces.  They will be able to distinguish between the mass of an object and its weight.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapters4
bulletWorkbook, Module 4.1 - 4.4
bulletLaboratory:
bulletNewton's laws
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 9

 

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3. Web Material: Newton's third law

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to draw free-body diagrams and analyze various situations in terms of the law of action and reaction.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 4
bulletWorkbook, Module 4.5 - 4.6
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Test 1

bulletStudy Guide

If you miss having regular lectures, consider these video lectures.

bullet 6: Newton's First, Second, and Third Laws
bullet 7: Weight, Perceived Gravity, and Weightlessnes