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Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems.
Introduction to normal, weight, tension, friction, and drag forces.
Detailed description of the causes and parameters that determine friction.
Detailed description of the causes and parameters that determine drag.
Speed for Poets
Application of drag to falling bodies and the development of the conditions of terminal speed.
Free-Body Diagram Problems: A Recipe for Success
Step-by-step guide to solving classic problems in statics and dynamics.
|Newton's Third Law EVA - Answers
Astronaut and space capsule interaction dynamics
|Newton's Third Law
at the Drag Races Springboard
Step-by-step conceptual development of the equation for drag.
When is there more drag: before or after the parachute is opened?
|FBD Basics Springboard
Free-body diagrams, from simple to complex.
Force Number Puzzles at TPT
Simple "net force" second law exercises.
Using vector math when the net force is zero.
Conceptual lab activity dealing with several aspects of tension.
(Experiment: more open-ended than PhyzLabs.)
Development of the parameters that determine friction.
Play PhETLab at TPT
Like the classic force-table lab without a force table. Uses PhET's Vector Addition sim.
Question sheet to accompany Physics: Cinema Classics segment on apparent weight in an elevator.
| A Real
Determination of terminal speed and how it relates to the weight of an object.
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