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Unit 2: Newton's Laws and Vectors



Day
Tuesday, September 22
1
Focus Question(s):
  • What does Newton's first law of motion have to say about the connection between force and motion?
  • What is inertia and how is it related to mass?

Activities:

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Day
Friday, September 25
2
Focus Question(s):
  • How does an object move when the forces are balanced?
  • How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced?
  • What is weight and how is different than and related to mass?

Activities:
  • Discuss Rocket Sledder; last Q; Newton's 1st and 2nd Law
  • Twosomes: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces
  • Discuss Force Types
  • Recognizing Forces
  • Beliefs About Mass and Weight
  • Lab NLV2 - Wait! Hmmm. Ghee.
  • Discuss What is force? What is mass? What is acceleration?


Homework:   
  • Do Minds On Physics, Newton's Laws, Assignments NL1 - NL4
  • Textbook Reading: Chapter 5.1


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Day
Tuesday, September 29
3
Focus Question(s):
  • How does an object move when the forces are balanced?
  • How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced?
  • What is weight and how is different than and related to mass?

Activities:

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Day
Thursday, October 1
4
Focus Question(s):
  • How can Newton's second law and a free-body diagram be used to analyze a physical situation?
  • How can one describe the direction of a vector?
  • How can a collection of force vectors or displacement vectors be added together to determine the combined effect?

Activities:
  • Think Sheet: Newton's Second Law
  • Newton's Second Law Problem-Solving
  • WebAssign: Newton's Laws, Ass't 2 (in-class due date)
  • Lab NLV4: Map Lab
  • Discuss Vector Direction and Addition


Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Newton's Laws, Ass't 3
  • Textbook Reading: Chapter 5.2


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Day
Monday, October 5
5
Focus Question(s):
  • How can a collection of force vectors or displacement vectors be added together to determine the combined effect?
  • What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors?

Activities:

Homework:   
  • Textbook Reading: Chapter AAA
  • Do Minds On Physics, Vectors and Projectiles, Assignments VP1, VP2, VP3, and VP5


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Day
Wednesday, October 7
6
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors?
  • How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces?

Activities:

Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Vectors and Forces, Ass't 1
  • Textbook Reading: Chapter 6.1


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Day
Friday, October 9
7
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors?
  • How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces?

Activities:
  • Equilibrium Analysis
  • Vector Addition Problem Solving
  • WebAssign: Vectors and Forces, Ass't 2
  • Net Force Revisited


Homework:   


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Day
Wednesday, October 14
8
Focus Question(s):
  • How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces?
  • How does one analyze the motion of an object along an inclined plane?

Activities:
  • Lab NLV7: Inclined Plane Lab
  • Component Analysis of Gravity on an Incline
  • Newton's Laws and Force Vector Problems
  • Post-FCI Test


Homework:   


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Day
Friday, October 16
9
Focus Question(s):
  • How much did we learn this unit?

Activities:
  • Discuss Internet Problems
  • Wrap up Inclined Planes
  • Test on Unit 2


Homework:   
  • None


Helpful Links:   
  • Too late for that















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