This page contains a set of problems that supplement Chapter 3 on non-constant forces, in the introductory textbook Matter and Interactions by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood. Topics include changing forces, gravitational forces, and prediction of motion. Each problem can be viewed separately, with solutions, or downloaded as a pdf file.
The site includes videos showing solutions to many of the problems. These can be followed with RSS or as podcasts from iTunes. Instructors are encouraged to submit their own problems and solutions to the web site. Problems must be submitted in LaTeX format; the web site provides ample support for this process.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Although this material is organized to support Matter and Interactions by Chabay and Sherwood, most of the problems can be used with other introductory physics texts. Additional information about the pedagogy behind Matter and Interactions, which emphasizes student modeling and a modern perspective, can be found at Matter and Interactions Home Page
For a cost-free article by the authors on implementation of Matter and Interactions in the introductory physics classroom, SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page.
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Problems are free for educational use and redistribution. Commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.
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December 9, 2009
by Alea Smith
Titus, A. (2008, July 9). Matter & Interactions Practice Problems: The Momentum Principle: Non-constant Forces. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://linus.highpoint.edu/~atitus/mandi/index.php?dcsid=1300
Titus, Aaron. Matter & Interactions Practice Problems: The Momentum Principle: Non-constant Forces. July 9, 2008. http://linus.highpoint.edu/~atitus/mandi/index.php?dcsid=1300 (accessed 21 December 2014).
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