Unit 4: Dynamics
The study of motion is kinematics, which describes the way objects move, their velocity, and their acceleration. Dynamics consider the forces that affect the motion of moving objects. Newton's laws of motion are the foundation of dynamics. These laws provide examples of the breadth and simplicity of principles under which nature functions. They are also universal laws in that they apply to similar situations on Earth as well as in space.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 26 hours.
4.1: Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion
4.2: Newton's Third Law of Motion and Normal and Tension Forces
4.3: Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion
4.6: The Simple Pendulum
Unit 4 Assessment