lecture-4 - Lecture 4: Universal Law of Gravity What are...

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10/12/11 Physics 20 Lecture 5 1 Lecture 4: Universal Law of Gravity What are Motion, velocity, acceleration, momentum? • What is the difference between mass and weight ? • What is weightlessness ? • Newton’s Laws of Motion • Conservation Laws • What keeps a planet orbiting the Sun ? • How a satellite orbits the Earth ? • The Universal Law of Gravitation • How does gravity cause tides ?
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10/12/11 Physics 20 Lecture 5 2 Describing Motion Here we learn: • How do we describe motion? • How is mass different from weight?
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10/12/11 Physics 20 Lecture 5 3 How do we describe motion? Precise definitions to describe motion: Speed : Rate at which object moves speed = distance time units of m s Λ Ν Μ Ξ Π Ο example: speed of 10 m/s Velocity : Speed and direction example: 10 m/s, due east Acceleration : Any change in velocity units of speed/time (m/s 2 )
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10/12/11 Physics 20 Lecture 5 4 Momentum The notions of motion, velocity and acceleration describe how an object moves. However, these don’t tell us how objects interact with each other. Momentum is a combination of mass and velocity (momentum = mass x velocity) The only way to change an object’s momentum in by applying force.
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10/12/11 Physics 20 Lecture 5 5 The Acceleration of Gravity • All falling objects accelerate at the same rate (not counting friction of air resistance). • On Earth, g 10 m/s 2 : speed increases 10 m/s with each second of falling.
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Physics 20 Lecture 5 6 How is mass different from weight? Mass
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PHYSICS 20 taught by Professor Mubarek during the Spring '11 term at UC Riverside.

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