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High School Physics

(6 Units, 80 Lessons)

Unit 2 - Forces in Two Dimensions(16 Lessons)

Analyzing Forces in Two Dimensions

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:When analyzing forces, x and y force components can be analyzed independently.

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14 Resources

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Exploring Projectile Motion

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Complicated situations of motion, such as projectiles, can be analyzed using component vectors.

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17 Resources

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Practicing Projectile Path Math

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The x and y velocity components of a projectile can be analyzed independently of one another.

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15 Resources

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Projectile Prediction!

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:For a projectile where air resistance can be ignored, its horizontal velocity is constant and its vertical velocity changes at 9.81 m/s^2

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19 Resources

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Special Case of the Horizontal Launch

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The time for a horizontally-launched projectile to reach the ground is the same as that of an objected dropped from the same height.

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17 Resources

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Playing "A-Round" with Circular Motion

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Uniform circular motion on an object happens when there is a net force acting towards the center of the circle.

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20 Resources

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Can You Make The Turn?

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The force of friction is the centripetal force that allows vehicles to turn.

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15 Resources

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Design Your Rotating Space Ship

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The normal force is the centripetal force that will keep an object stuck to the inside surface of a rotating object.

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15 Resources

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The Pringle Package Project - Day 1

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Engineering is the act of applying science concepts to the creation of something useful.

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13 Resources

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The Pringle Package Project - Day 2

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Engineering is the act of applying science concepts to the creation of something useful such as a package that protects its contents from damaging forces.

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15 Resources

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Exploring Orbits Where the Centripetal Force is Gravity

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:For a planet traveling in a circular orbit, the force of gravity is the centripetal force and the tangential velocity is required to keep the planet in orbit.

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13 Resources

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The First Universal Law: Gravity

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Newton's law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies in the universe attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

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14 Resources

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Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 1

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The equations for period and velocity for a satellite moving in a circular orbit can be derived by combining Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and the centripetal force equations.

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14 Resources

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Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 2

High School Physics

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:There is one radius where a satellite's orbital period matches the rotation rate of the body and, if it is over the equator, it is a geostationary orbit.

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14 Resources

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Accurate Model of The Solar System

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:The actual sizes of the planets and the distances between them is impossible to represent in a textbook.

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15 Resources

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Extrasolar Planets: Finding What We Can't See

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Forces in Two Dimensions

Big Idea:Extra-solar planets are too distant and dim to see with a telescope, yet over 1000 have been discovered because of their affect and interaction with their companion star.

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14 Resources

8 Favorites