This comprehensive course covers Newton's Laws of Motion. The course is taught by Dr.E, an award winning instructor with over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience. The course combines lectures that summarize the important concepts and tutorials that will guide you and help you develop a problem solving strategy. You'll learn how to apply Newton's laws to study particles in equilibrium and the dynamics of particles when forces are acting on them.
Topics include in this class are:
1) Vector Review
Review vector addition and subtraction,
Adding vectors using graphical methods
Adding vector using components
2) Newton's First Law
Problem solving strategies
Example problems for objects in equilibrium.
Review of push and pull forces
Understanding the force of gravity
The difference between weight and mass
Friction Forces: Kinetic vs Static
Forces due to a spring: Hooke's Law
4) Newton's 2nd and 3rd Law
Drawing Free Body Diagrams
Strategy to solve problems
5) Mastering Problems
a) Elevator Problems
Drawing Free body diagrams
Calculate acceleration and effective mass
b) Block on a slope
Understanding the Free Body Diagram
What happens when we add friction - kinetic and static friction
c) Pulleys and Springs
Learn how to solve dynamic problems that contain pulleys
Atwood's machine: Calculating acceleration and Tension
Dealing with springs in series and in parallel
5) Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion
Centripetal forces and centripetal acceleration
Problem solving strategies for circular motion
Period, frequency, and angular veloctiy
Banked curve problems
There are over 60 fully solved problems ranging in difficulty. I've mixed in many conceptual problems as well as algebraic problems to help you practice applying Newton's laws to solve problems.
If at any point you don't understand something in my videos please feel free to reach out. I'm always willing to help someone learn. Physics Ninja always has your back!
If have a specific problem not covered in this class simply email it to me and i'll add a video showing how to solve the problem.
Dr. E, Physics Ninja and Expert Physics and Math Teacher.