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Conceptual Physics. Unit 3 Newton’s Second Law of motion: Force and Acceleration. Force causes acceleration: To increase the acceleration of an object, you must increase the net force acting on the object. Net force: the combination of all forces that act on an object. (fig 4-3, pg38)

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Conceptual physics

Conceptual Physics

Unit 3 Newton’s Second Law of motion:

Force and Acceleration


  • Force causes acceleration:

    • To increase the acceleration of an object, you must increase the net force acting on the object.

    • Net force: the combination of all forces that act on an object. (fig 4-3, pg38)

    • Acceleration depends on the amount of the net force. It is directly proportional to the net force.

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  • Newton’s second law: being pushed or pulled.

    Net force= mass x acceleration

    F= ma

  • If a car can accelerate at 2m/s2, what acceleration can it attain if it is towing another car of equal mass?

  • What kind of motion does a constant force produce on an object of fixed mass?


  • Newton’s second law: being pushed or pulled.

    Net force= mass x acceleration

    F= ma

  • If a car can accelerate at 2m/s2, what acceleration can it attain if it is towing another car of equal mass?

    The force from the engine is the same, but now the mass is doubled, therefore the acceleration will be half.

  • What kind of motion does a constant force produce on an object of fixed mass?

    Constant acceleration.


  • Friction: is a force that affects motion. being pushed or pulled.

    • Acts upon materials that are in contact to each other and acts in a direction to oppose motion.

    • It occurs due to irregularities on the surface of objects.

    • Occurs in solids, liquids and gases ( called fluids: because they flow)

    • Air resistance: friction acting on something moving through air.


  • Pressure: amount of force per unit of area. being pushed or pulled.

  • Pressure= force P= F

    area of application A

  • Units: N/m2 or pascals (Pa)

  • Ex. You exert more pressure

    on the floor when you are

    standing on one foot than

    when standing on both feet.

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  • Free fall explained: being pushed or pulled.

    • Galileo showed that falling objects accelerate equally, regardless of their masses.

      • This is true if air resistance is negligible

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  • For a free falling object, the only force acting upon it is its weight. But its weight is proportional to its mass.

    F = F = g (acceleration due to gravity)

    mm

    The accelerations are equal!!!

    http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/10695-elements-of-physics-falling-objects-video.htm

    Effect of Mass On Free Fall

    http://www.stmary.ws/highschool/physics/home/videos/apolloGravity.html


  • Falling and Air Resistance being pushed or pulled.

    • When air resistance of a falling object equal its weight, the net force is zero and no further acceleration occurs.

    • Terminal speed or velocity: acceleration terminates.(Is zero)


Examples
Examples being pushed or pulled.

1) a)Calculate the acceleration if you push with a 20N horizontal force on a 2 kg block on a horizontal friction free air table. b) What acceleration occurs if the friction force is 4N?


Examples1
Examples being pushed or pulled.

2)Calculate the acceleration of a 300 000 kg jumbo jet just before takeoff when the thrust of each of its four engines is 30 000 N.


Classwork
Classwork being pushed or pulled.

  • Textbook answer question p 51 #1-20 except #10,11

  • problems p 666 #1-4, 7,8, 11-13


Conceptual physics1

Conceptual Physics being pushed or pulled.

Unit 3 Newton’s Second Law of motion:

Force and Acceleration


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