Chapter 6: Linear Kinetics

Chapter Objectives

After this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define force, mass and inertia
  • Understand Newton’s first law of motion.
  • Define net force, external force, and system.
  • Understand Newton’s second law of motion.
  • Apply Newton’s second law to determine the weight of an object.
  • Understand Newton’s third law of motion.
  • Define normal and tension forces.
  • Apply Newton’s laws of motion to solve problems involving a variety of forces.
  • Define linear momentum.
  • Explain the relationship between momentum and force.
  • State Newton’s second law of motion in terms of momentum.
  • Calculate momentum given mass and velocity.
  • Define impulse.
  • Describe the principle of conservation of momentum.
  • Describe an elastic collision of two objects in one dimension.
  • Determine the final velocities in an elastic collision given masses and initial velocities.



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