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Newton’s 2 nd & 3 rd Laws

Newton’s 2 nd & 3 rd Laws

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Newton’s 2 nd & 3 rd Laws

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  1. Newton’s 2nd & 3rd Laws

  2. A couple things to keep straight • Mass = the amount of “stuff” something is made of. • Weight = the measure of the force of gravity on an object.

  3. A couple of things to remember • You can use Newton’s 2nd Law (F=ma) to solve for weight. • Weight = force of gravity acting on a specific object. (acceleration due to gravity is 9.8m/s2 ) therefore…

  4. How to solve for weight • Fnet = m x a (2nd Law) • Weight = mass of object x acc. due to gravity • F(grav) = m x a (acc. due to “g”) • Weight = m x a (due to “g”) so: F(grav) = weight = m x g

  5. Standard Units of Force • Force measured in Newtons (N) • 1 N = 1 kg x m/s2 mass x acceleration

  6. A question to make you think??? • Is the force of gravity the same for all objects on Earth? Answer… NO!!! • Due to different mass, however acceleration is the same for all objects! • Think about the force an object exerts on Earth when it lands.

  7. A couple things about Newton’s 3rd Law • Forces always occur in pairs • “For every action there is an equal & opposite reaction” Fa on b = -Fb on a Ex. Car driving down the road. What are the forces?

  8. A couple things about Newton’s 3rd Law (cont.) What forces are acting on the car? Fg (down) / FN (up) Force of friction (road on car) / Force of friction (car on road)

  9. A couple things about Newton’s 3rd Law (cont.) • Drop a softball (mass 0.18Kg) ? What is the force on Earth due to the ball ? What is the Earth’s acceleration (mass of Earth = 6.0 x 1024 Kg) hint: use Fg = mg

  10. Softball Answer • F(grav) = (0.18 kg) x (-9.8 m/s2) F = -1.8 N (therefore, force on ball from Earth = 1.8 • Acceleration = 1.8 N = (6.0E24)a 3.1E-25 m/s2