written by Tom Henderson
This web page contains an in-depth tutorial on the topic of Newton's First Law (often referred to as the Law of Inertia), suitable for beginning students of physics. It features multiple animations to accompany the text, plus self-guided question-and-answer sets. Included is a discussion of the meaning of unbalanced force, the relationship between inertia and mass, everyday applications of the First Law, and a brief historical background.
This item is part of The Physics Classroom, a web-based collection of tutorials for high school physics students.
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