Acceleration is a change in velocity. That means acceleration can be a change in motion or speed. Acceleration can be thought of as an object's change in velocity over time. Learn more about Newton's Second Law of Motion with this cartoon animatio...n from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.[more]

Introduction to Newton's Second Law of Motion: F=ma. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.'

The application of Newton’s Second Law is when you really understand what the net force equals mass times acceleration where both force and acceleration are vectors really means. Therefore, we introduce Newton’s Second Law and then do an example pro...blem.
Content Times:
0:11 Defining Newton’s Second Law
1:00 The example problem
1:51 Drawing the Free Body Diagram
2:48 The Force of Gravity
3:42 The net force in the y-direction
5:28 The acceleration of the book in the y-direction
6:38 The net force in the x-direction
7:59 Solving for the dimensions of acceleration
8:54 Constant net force means constant acceleration
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This video could also be called "Finding the Force of Friction between a Dynamics Cart and Track” because we use Newton’s Second Law to analyze a demonstration and show how negligible the force of friction really is.
Content Times:
0:16 Reading th...e problem
0:37 Demonstrating the problem
2:30 Translating the problem
3:47 Drawing the free body diagram
4:36 Summing the forces in the x direction
5:32 Solving for acceleration
7:04 Solving for the force applied
7:29 Is the force of friction negligible?
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Concepts: Mass (in terms of 2nd Law), Acceleration, Force, Newton, Force Equation ------------- Part of a Blended Classroom taught at Millard West High Schoo...

With the examples of a bicycle and a baseball player, an important rule of physics becomes apparent. Concept: Force = mass x acceleration. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video expla...ins the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.[more]

This NASA video segment explores how Newton's second law of motion applies to aerospace. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School as he defines the second law and demonstrates how to calculate a person's mass using the law. Th...ere is also a discussion about how people experience different g forces at the top and bottom of a roller coaster hill. Footage of the instructor in a fighter jet illustrates what it means to pull 2 and 4 g.[more]

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