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Lecture 3 - Newton's Laws of Motion

Lecture 3 - Newton's Laws of Motion

This video was recorded at YALE PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Physics with Professor Ramamurti Shankar. This lecture introduces Newton's Laws of Motion. The First Law on inertia states that every object will remain in a state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force. The Second Law (F = ma) relates the cause (the force F) to the acceleration. Several different forces are discussed in the context of this law. The lecture ends with the Third Law which states that action and reaction are equal and opposite. Reading assignment: Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 5. Resources: Problem Set 2 [PDF] Problem Set 2 Solutions [PDF]


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