Physics - Chapter 5
Newton's Second Law
Terms and Objectives
Note: The following terms and objectives are based on the Indiana Standards 2000 for Physics 1. You may download the complete physics standards by clicking here, or view the standards relevant to Chapter 5 - Newton's Second Law here.
New Terms in Chapter 5:
Chapter 5 Objectives:
When you have completed chapter 5, you should be able to:
- ... distinguish between "directly proportional", "inversely proportional" and "equal to."
- ... recognize Newton's Second Law and discuss the relationship between net force on an object
and its acceleration, and between the mass of an object and its
- ... distinguish among mass, volume, and weight.
- ... discuss the role of friction forces in everyday motions.
- ... discuss and apply the relationship between mass and weight.
- ... find the weight of an object given its mass (and "g").
- ... find the mass of an object given its weight (and
- ... solve numerical problems involving force, mass, and
acceleration of objects.
- ... define pressure and distinguish pressure from force.
- ... recognize and apply the concept of pressure in various
- ... explain why any two objects fall with the same
acceleration in the absence of air resistance (free fall).
- ... define terminal velocity and discuss how objects reach a
terminal velocity when falling in a fluid.
Possible Misconceptions to Correct:
Do you believe that any of the following statements are true? They
AREN'T! When you finish Chapter 5, you should
understand that each of these statements is FALSE,
last update September 12, 2008 by JL