Key Terms and Concepts
- Describe how locomotion occurs in terms of Newton’s Laws of Motion.
- Apply Newton’s Second and Third Laws of motion to analyze the motion of objects.
- Apply the Law of Conservation of Momentum to analyze the motion of objects.
- Evaluate and explain strategies for reducing the forces experienced by objects undergoing collisions.
the tenancy of an object to resist changes in motion
movement or the ability to move from one place to another
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
collisions in which the colliding objects stick together (explosions are perfectly inelastic collisions in reverse)
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
the change in momentum experienced by an object is equal to the net impulse applied to the object
energy which a body possesses by virtue of being in motion, energy stored by an object in motion
energy stored in the deformation of a material
energy stored in the microscopic motion of atoms and molecules (microscopic kinetic energy)