Newton's Laws and Forces Unit

Newton's Laws and Forces Unit Outline
Topic
Class Handouts
Homework
Nov. 9
Forces, Force Diagram Review
Worksheet: Review FDs
Review - Force Diagrams and Scalar Equations Solutions
Finish worksheet: Review FDs
Read pg. 72-73
Problems: pg. 73 #4
Nov. 11
Newton’s 1st and 2nd Laws
Worksheet: Forces in 1-D
Read pg. 77, 81-82
Problems: pg. 80 #1, 6a,b
Problems: pg. 83 #10, 13
Nov. 15
2-D Forces
Worksheet: Forces in 2D
Worksheet: Forces in 2D - A Closer Look
Problems: pg. 73 #7
Nov. 17
2-D Forces continued
Worksheet: Components and FDs
Components and FDs - solutions
Read pg. 88
Problems: pg. 92 #6, 7
Nov. 21
Newton’s 3rd Law: Part I
Worksheet: Newton's Third Law
Read pg. 93-94
Problems: pg. 96 #8, 9
Nov. 25
Newton’s 3rd Law: Part II
Motion of Combined Objects, Review
Worksheet: Composite Objects
Problems: Pg. 94 #10, pg. 95-96 #3, 7
Try out Self Quiz pg. 115
Pg. 117 #7, 10, 24
Nov. 29
Weight
Worksheet: Weight and Acceleration
Weight and Acceleration - solutions
PowerPoint: Weight and Elevators
Read pg. 84, 148
Problems: pg. 84 #16-17, pg. 150 #7, 8, pg. 169 #27
Read ahead for next class.
Dec. 1
Tension and Pulleys
Worksheet: Tension and Forces
Read pg. 91 Sample Problem
Problems: pg. 87 #9, pg. 92 #5, pg. 95 #5, 10
Dec. 5, 7, 9, 13
Mousetrap Car design, construction and refining

Mousetrap Car Project outline and report template

Trebuchet Design Project outline and report template
Dec. 15
Mousetrap Car Testing, Self- and Group Evaluation
Newton's Laws and Forces Unit Outline Part II

Topic
Class Handouts
Homework
Jan. 9
Review: Tension and Pulleys
Relativity and Frames of Reference
Worksheet: Frames of Reference
Read p. 108-110
Problems: p. 110 - #1, 2, 3
Jan. 11
Video: Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
Worksheet: Quantum Leap
Video: Fabric of the Cosmos - Quantum Leap

Jan. 13
Elevators and Pulleys Problem Set
Elevators and Pulleys Problem Set
Hand in problem set next class
Read pg. 97-101
Jan. 17
Friction
Activity: Friction
Activity - Friction: solutions
Pg. 101 #3, 5, 7
Pg. 118 # 16, 25(a)
Jan. 19
Activity: Riding the Subway and Frames of Reference
Activity: Riding the Subway

Pulleys and Friction Practice Problems
Pulleys and Friction Practice Problems
Pulleys and Friction Practice Problems - solutions
Practice Problems Worksheet
Self Quiz – pg. 115-116
Review pg. 168 #24, 26
Jan. 23
Review
Review Problems
Review Problems - solutions

Jan. 25
Newton’s Laws and Forces Test
Jan. 27
Circular Motion Intro
Activity: Going In Circles
Read 122-126
Pg. 126 #8, 10
Jan. 31
Circular Motion and Forces
Worksheet: Force Diagrams for Circular Motion
Force Diagrams for Circular Motion - solutions
Read pg. 128-133
Pg. 133 #6, Pg. 138 #7
Feb. 3
Circular Motion Challenge
Interstellar Docking Physics
Interstellar Docking Physics - solutions
Circular Motion Challenge
Circular Motion Force Diagrams and Equations
Circular Motion Force Diagrams and Equations - solutions
Read pg. 139-143
Feb. 7
Universal Gravitation
PowerPoint: Newton and Gravity
Worksheet: Universal Gravitation
Universal Gravitation - solutions
Pg. 141 #3, pg. 143 #10, 12
Feb. 9
Orbits, Dark Matter and the Nature of the Universe
Lesson on Orbits
Video: Dark Matter
Read pg. 145-147
Pg. 147 #2, 6, table pg. 776
Feb. 13
Review
Review Problems - Circular Motion
Review Problems - Circular Motion - solutions
Video - Brian Greene - gravity wells and orbits
Video - Brian Greene on Colbert
Test Review pg. 169 #16, 19, 20, 23
Feb 15
Circular Motion Quiz