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Newton's Laws

In this module, we will change our perspective from the study of motion to the cause of acceleration. We will discuss two of the most fundamental concepts in physics (force and inertia) and see how Newton's Three Laws along with a well drawn free body diagram can enable one to solve problems from the motion of planets to the flight of a baseball.  

Instructional Material

Labs and Demonstrations

 Friction Force Experiment - Video Analysis

Determining The Coefficient of Static Friction Experiment - Video Analysis

Example Problems

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