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Chapter 5: Newton's Laws 2
We have thus far studied simple Newton's laws problems and now consider additional applications such as friction (including air friction), circular motion, and springs.
Table of Contents
- Illustration 5.1: Static and Kinetic Friction.
- Illustration 5.2: Uniform Circular Motion.
- Illustration 5.3: The Ferris Wheel.
- Illustration 5.4: Springs and Hooke's law.
- Illustration 5.5: Air Friction.
- Exploration 5.1: Circular Motion.
- Exploration 5.2: Force an Object Around a Circle.
- Exploration 5.3: Spring Force.
- Exploration 5.4: Circular Motion and a Spring Force.
- Exploration 5.5: Enter a Formula for the Force.
- Exploration 5.6: Air Friction.
- Exploration 5.7: Enter a Formula, Fx and Fy, for the Force.
- Problem 5.1: A 2-kg Physics textbook pressed against a wall does not move.
- Problem 5.2: A 2-kg Physics textbook pressed against a wall moves.
- Problem 5.3: A 2-kg Physics textbook pressed against a wall moves.
- Problem 5.4: A block is pushed by a varying force.
- Problem 5.5: A 4-kg block sits on an 8-kg block pushed across the floor.
- Problem 5.6: A 10.0-kg block sits on a 20-kg block.
- Problem 5.7: A 12-kg box slides on a rough 26.56° ramp.
- Problem 5.8: Take a ride on a Ferris wheel.
- Problem 5.9: A mass sits on a turntable.
- Problem 5.10: A puck resting on an air hockey table is attached to a string.
- Problem 5.11: A 5-gram coin is on a rotating turntable.
- Problem 5.12: The spring can be stretched by click-dragging the blue ball.
- Problem 5.13: A 200-gram brick falls onto a platform.
- Problem 5.14: A ball is fired at a block connected to a spring.