3rd Law of Motion

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The idea for this game and the graphic above come from a great physics teacher named Kelly O'Shea.

Review - Explain this using
Newton's Laws of Motion

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B) Free Body Diagrams - diagrams that show the forces acting on an object

Ex 1) Lamp on a table

Fn - normal force

(1) upward force supporting on an object

(2) Always drawn perpendicular  to surface where 2 objects meet

(3) When an object is placed on a horizontal surface

Fn = weight of object

Object Resting on an
Incline Plane

weight force?

Normal Force?

Friction?

Weight force? B

Normal Force? C

Friction? D

Ex 2) Object at rest on an incline plane

Drag and Drop the vector arrows to show the forces acting on a box resting on a ramp.

Click on the picture above

 On A Ramp,   Fn (normal force) ≠ Weight Force (Fn is less)

Calculating the Components of
Weight Relative to a Ramp

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by Dr. Michael R. Gallis - Penn State Schuylkill

Go Nittany Lions!!

[Flash]
St. Mary's H.S.

 Ranking Task Rank the parallel component on the boxes below, from largest to smallest. Justify your answer.

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Ex 3) Force on a falling object
(before terminal velocity)

Downward Force - Weight Force

Upward Force - Friction

Ex 4) Block being pulled to the right at constant velocity

What force is on this block that is also on you?

Now draw the applied force

Draw the last force

Last force is the friction force

Fnet = 0

(Always True at
Constant Velocity)

How could this box be moving if
all the forces are balanced?

A force is not required
to MAINTAIN motion

Ex 5) Forces on a projectile moving from left to right

What force is on this ball that is also on you?

If there is no forward force on this ball,
how could it move forward?

- Aristotle

Aristotle - (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher

Della Porta Collection then Borghese Collection; purchased in 1807

English: Portrait of Galileo Galilei
by Justus Sustermans painted in 1636.

Galileo (and Newton) would say ...

An object in motion
doesn't require
a force to stay in motion

I Will Derive!!

Review

Which plots below represent an object in a state of equilibrium?

A, C, D