This 8-slide PowerPoint introduces students to Newton's Second Law. More specifically, the topics include Newton's Second Law, simple Newton's Second Law calculations, the structure of Newton's Second Law problems, steps for solving Newton's Second Law calculations starting from force, and steps to solving Newton's Second Law calculations starting from acceleration. This PowerPoint includes three practice problems for you to go through with your students. These practice problems utilize the GUESS method of problem solving (Givens, Unknowns, Equations, Substitute, Solve). As these practice problems can be a little more complex (see thumbnails), the PowerPoint has been animated to allow you to show one step of the problem at a time. This PowerPoint focuses on forces in one dimension (up, down, left, and right). Two-dimensional forces are addressed in the fourth PowerPoint of this unit.
This presentation was created for use in a first-year physics course, although it could also be used in a physical science course with a small amount of modification. This product will be downloaded as a zipped folder. That way, you will receive a PowerPoint (pptx) version of the file as well as a PDF version of the file.
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