# Forces: Newton's Laws of Motion

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Forces: Newton’s Laws of
Motion

Chapters 6 & 7

Any push or pull exerted on an object.

The object is the system

The forces exerted on the system is the environment.

Force

Contact: acts on an object by touching it.

Long
-
Range: exerted without contact. Gravity

Cause of a force is the agent.

Contact vs. Long
-
Range Forces

“An
obect

that is at rest will remain at rest or an
object that is moving will continue to move in a
straight line with constant speed, if and only if the net
force acting on the object is zero”
Sir Isaac Newton

Law of Inertia.

Inertia is the tendency of an object not
to accelerate.

Equilibrium: occurs if the net force on an object is
zero.

Newton’s 1
st

Law of Motion

The object is at rest, or moving at a constant velocity.

Net force is anything that disturbs a state of
equilibrium

Table 6
-
2 pg. 123

Newton’s 1
st

Law of Motion

A force is needed to keep an object moving.

Inertia is a force.

Air does not exert a force

When an object is thrown, the force of the hand that
throws it remains with the object.

Force Misconceptions

If an outside force is applied to an object, the object
will accelerate.

a=
F

net/m

Net force is the vector sum of two or more forces on
an object.

Weightlessness: no contact forces are acting upon an
object.

Newton’s 2
nd

Law of Motion

Friction is an opposing force acting on an object.

Second force acting in the opposite direction of the
applied force on an object.

Static friction: occurs when there is no relative
motion.

Kinetic friction: occurs when there is relative motion.

Friction

Frictionlike

force exerted when an object moves
through a fluid.

Force depends on the speed of the motion. Faster
the motion, the greater the force.

Air Drag

Initially, it has very little velocity and only a small drag
force

Gravity is stronger than the upward drag force, so
there is downward acceleration

As the object’s velocity increases, so does the drag
force.

Drag force will equal force of gravity.

No net force, no acceleration. Velocity becomes
constant.
Terminal Velocity

When dropping an object

Simple harmonic motion: occurs when the force that
restores the object to equilibrium is directly
proportional to the displacement of the object.

Period: time needed to repeat one complete cycle of
motion.

Amplitude: maximum distance that the object moves
from equilibrium

Periodic Motion

Pendulum: demonstrates periodic motion

Mechanical Resonance: increase in amplitude, occurs
when small forces are applied at regular intervals to a
vibrating or oscillating object.

Periodic Motion

“For every action, there is an equal, opposite
reaction”

Interactive forces: two forces that are “equal and
opposite”

F
A on B
=
-
F
A

on

B

Newton’s 3
rd

Law of Motion

Gravitational Force

Magnetic

Strong Nuclear Force

Weak Nuclear Force

Four Fundamental Forces