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Force & Motion

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Force & Motion

Unit Review

- The use of friction of air being caught by the chute…called air resistance

- The marble will move faster due to less mass (a = F/m: Bowling ball has more mass and therefore will accelerate slower)

- Balanced forces are equal causing no acceleration; happens when objects are at rest or when moving objects are at constant velocity
- Unbalanced force are unequal an cause acceleration in the direction of the larger force

- Measure of the change in motion of an object (change in speed and/or direction: positive acceleration = speed up; negative acceleration = slow down; turn = change directions)

- YES! An object such as a car moving at a constant velocity (same speed, same direction) has balanced forces acting on it

- m = F/a
- m = 30 N / 10 m/s2
- m = 30 kg-m/s2 / 10 m/s2
- m = 3 kg

- [graph should have a straight line from lower left to upper right]
- change in speed would be represented by a change in the slope of the line

Distance (m)

Time (s)

- Velocity is how fast something is going and in what direction; i.e., it IS speed with a directional component

- 1st – Law of Inertia: objects at rest stay at rest & objects in motion stay in motion at constant velocity unless acted on by another force; balanced forces cause resting objects to stay resting and moving objects to keep moving at constant velocity; unbalanced forces cause resting objects to move and moving objects to accelerate (change speed and/or direction)
- 2nd – Law of Acceleration: the acceleration on an object is related to the force applied to it divided by the objects mass (a = F/m); the more mass an object has, the more Force required to cause its acceleration
- 3rd – Law of Action/Reaction: for every action force, there is a reaction force = in strength and opposite in direction; forces always exist in pairs (like muscles)

- Any 3 examples that show a force pair pushing on each other: i.e., rocket launch, push on wall & it pushing back; you push on ground, ground pushes you so skateboard goes forward, etc.

- [graph shows a straight, diagonal line going from lower left to upper right and the flat (parallel to x-axis) at the 2 min mark

Distance (m)

1 2

Time (min)

12. Suppose you are riding on your bike at 10 km/hr when you hit a wall. Describe your motion at the moment of impact using Newton’s laws.

- 3rd: bike pushes wall, wall pushes bike;
- 1st: person keeps moving forward though bike is stopped;
- 2nd: the Force applied to the wall = mass of the bike and person divided by the acceleration of them

- Several possibilities, but most important: for the same force, as mass increases, acceleration decrease; for acceleration to increase, mass would have to decrease (inversely proportional); given same mass, more force = more acceleration; given same acceleration, more mass would require more force

given the same force…

- More mass = less acceleration;
- less mass = more acceleration

- friction

- F = ma
- F = 10 kg x 9.8 m/s2
- F = 98 kg-m/s2
- F = 98 N

17. You are driving north on I35E to Oklahoma City at a speed of 80 km/hr. It takes you 4 hours to get there. How far is it from here to Oklahoma City?

- d = st (from s = d/t)
- d = 80 km/h x 4 hr
- d = 320 km

- Know the differences between speed, velocity, distance and displacement.
- Be able to interpret a displacement-time graph (like your quiz).
- Be able to calculate speed, velocity and acceleration.
- Know Newton’s 3 laws and how they apply to everyday situations.

- 20 multiple guess questions
- 6 short answer
- 1 essay-ish (math related)
- ONLY 1class period to complete answer document

Any Questions