Key Terms and Concepts
- Apply the concept of inertia to predict the outcome of scenarios involving motion.
- Apply Newton’s Second and Third Laws to determine the net force and acceleration experienced by objects in motion.
- Evaluate strategies for reducing the forces experienced by objects undergoing changes in motion.
- Apply the impulse-momentum theorem and conservation of momentum to analyze the motion of objects.
the tenancy of an object to resist changes in motion
the acceleration experienced by an object is equal to the net force on the object divided my the object's mass
for every force applied by an object on a second object, a force equal in size, but opposite in direction, will be applied to the first object by the second object
movement or the ability to move from one place to another
the change in momentum experienced by an object is equal to the net impulse applied to the object
the momentum of an object or collection of objects (system) remains constant if the net impulse on the system is zero
the combined total momentum of all objects in system immediately prior to a collision be the same as the total momentum of all objects in the system immediately after the collision