newtons laws 2008 summary

# newtons laws 2008 summary - Chelsea K Martin Physics Farkas...

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Chelsea K. Martin Newton’s Laws Notes Physics- Farkas 2008 Midterm Review Background: In the 1600’s and 1700’s Sir Isaac Newton lived and made countless contributions to science. A great mind created the basis for modern mechanics, made discoveries about gravity and most importantly, about motion! He studied and completed many experiments to come up with these three basics laws of motion: 1.) The Law of Inertia- Objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. Outside forces include friction and gravity among others. Ex. Penny will fall straight into the cup demonstration. Pulling a tablecloth out from under glasses and plates. 2.) Newton’s Second Law- The acceleration produced by a net force on an object is equal to the magnitude of the net force in the same direction. The acceleration is also inversely proportional to the mass of the object. The heavier the object, the less acceleration it will have.

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