We introduce Newton's three laws of motion as we explore what causes objects to move.
We visit a bustling port on Georgia's coast to illustrate how free body diagrams help us analyze forces. Useful rules for drawing free body diagrams are also explained.
Newton's second law is explained as we examine the forces of gravity, tension, friction, spring, and the normal. We use an example problem to analyze the forces acting on an object resting on a surface.
We continue to investigate Newton's second law and explore the force of friction in greater detail. We also look at the forces acting on an object in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
We head to an archery range in this segment to investigate Newton's third law.
We travel to an indoor skydiving facility to investigate the force of gravity. Concepts such as weight, Newton's Law of Gravitation, air resistance, and terminal velocity are discussed.
We travel to an amusement park to explore circular motion. We work through an example problem and define such terms as tangential velocity and centripetal acceleration.