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Force and Newton's Laws

Mass: a measure of Inertia      
RadicalPhysics explains Inertia and Mass
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YouTube. 7 mins. It may not be 'entertaining' but it is very useful. And it does highlight the difficulty of measuring inertia. 4 Star
Feynman talks about Inertia
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Youtube. 2 mins. Also dips into the fallacy of thinking that knowing the name of something is the same as understanding it. 5 Star
What does inertia look like?
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A truck brakes suddenly and comes to a stop. So what happens its load? Flickr 4 Star
Simple fun demonstration of inertia
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With a wine-glass. Can you repeat it? 3 Star
The old Table-top Trick
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A short video-clip of From Metacafe.com 4 Star
With a motor-bike? !!
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YouTube. 1 min 4 Star
 
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A bursting balloon caught with a high-speed camera.
Note that that mass of water moves slowly initially. 1:33 from YouTube.
Click on the other clips to see more.
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The unit of mass: the kilogram      
World's roundest object! redefining the kilogram
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YouTube. 12 mins. Brilliant, but a bit advance for first years. 5 Star
What is a kilogram not a kilogram?
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Blog post from thinkforyourself.ie 4 Star
Truck-driver makes use of inertia to pick up a load
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Youtube. 2 mins. 4 Star
Revisit in introduction to units
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YouTube. via CrashCourse.
Only the first few minutes are relevant for this chapter but it's all worth watching
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What is a force?
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YouTube. 4 mins from Veritasium  
       
Forces in one dimension
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Play with the different tabs to teach yourself about forces and acceleration. Takes time to figure it out but it's worth it 4 Star
Forces acting on an accelerating car
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Simple animation from absorblearning.com 3 Star
       
Friction
   
Friction on a molecular level
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Friction between two rough surfaces, from absorblearning.com
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And from a smooth surface 3 Star
 
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The effect of ball-bearings in reducing friction 4 Star
 
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The effect of lubrication in reducing friction 4 Star
 
Drag one book over the over and note the temperature change 4 Star
 
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Push the book across the table and note the affect of friction. Then get the dog to bring it back 3 Star
Nice counter-intuitive demonstration
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Interweave the pages from two books and then try to pull them apart. YouTube. 2 mins
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How about using military tanks to pull them apart? Mythbusters on YouTube. 6 mins 4 Star
 
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Can this friction force lift a car? Vsauce find out on YouTube. 6 mins 4 Star
       
Misconceptions to do with Newton's Laws: we need to acknowledge and address these before leaving the topic
What Forces Are Acting On You?
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YouTube. 4 mins from Veritasium  
Equal and opposite forces
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I think it's one of the most impressive demos for addressing students' misconceptions that I have seen. YouTube.1 minute from physics teacher Frank Nochese 5 Star
Newton's Third Law
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YouTube. 4 mins from 1veritasium 5 Star
Three incorrect laws of motion
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What we think the laws should be  
       
Newtons's First Law and Car safety      
Who knew concussion was an example of Newton's first law of motion
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YouTube. 4 mins  
Explain it to me: Concussions link YouTube. 3 mins  
Car pile-up caused by ice.
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How could you explain this without invoking Newton's first law? Youtube. 5 mins. 4 Star
Animation of a car crash
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What happens a driver in a convertible when a car hits a wall? Newton's First Law, that's what. 3 Star
TV ad about car safety
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From youtube. 30 seconds . 4 Star
What happens a helium balloon when the car brakes?
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Can you explain it? YouTube. 1 min 5 Star
       
A body at rest remains at rest
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With shopping trolleys. You may need to watch this twice. Youtube. 1:30 4 Star
Astronaut loses toolbag in space
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She is not having a good day. Youtube. 1:20 4 Star
 
   
F = ma or Newton's Second Law
   
Nice introduction of how Inertia plus F = ma is incorporated in car safety.
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Part of a wonderful lecture from Dr Kevin McGuigan for the IOP. YouTube. First 7 mins. 4 Star
 
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A karate expert braking blocks with his forehead. Youtube. One minute 4 Star
 
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A karate expert who isn't quite as expert as he thinks! - google video 3 Star
       
F = ma experiment applets      
One of the very best
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Add an extra mass - what happens the acceleration? Double the force - what happens the acceleration? You're limited to 5 minutes 5 Star
 
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Video on how to use the above link effectively 3 Star
Newton's Third Law      
Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever. link From Veritasium on Youtube. 4 mins  
Spud gun breaks Because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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In space      
Astronauts and Newton's Third Law
Short video clip 5 Star
Turning a bolt in space
Short video clip 4 Star
Forces act in pairs
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Nice interactive animation 5 Star
Steering a rocket
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Interactive game 3 Star
The old fire-extinguisher and tricycle demo
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Nice short video from MIT tv 4 Star
Rocket Science
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From Veritasium on Youtube. 8 mins 4 Star
And if one object pushes or pulls on another object, the force on both will be the same.
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This actually seems very strange - watch this YouTube clip and follow the instructions in relation to predicting in advance. 1 min. 5 Star
So what is the force that pushes up when we sit down on a chair?
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Did you know that 99.999999% of matter is empty?????
From teachersdomain and YouTube. 1 min
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The atom - to scale
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Web-page with electron and proton to scale. Scroll over to the extreme right to see the electron.
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This must mean that we are almost completely empty space!
   
So we can never actually sit on a chair.
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Short video (1:15) trying to explain this
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And we can never actually 'touch' anything else.
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From YouTube. 6 mins. Slightly funkier analysis 5 Star
Why textbook depictions of the atom are wrong
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YouTube. 1:30. Pretty cool
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Rutherford's Experiment
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YouTube. 3:30. Note that it took Rutherford TWO YEARS to make sense of his results. Includes a clip of the great man himself.
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It kinda freaked him out
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Audio link. 1:30. But it's worth it to hear how much it freightened Rutherford.
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All three laws
   
Overview of the three laws
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Fun interactive cartoons 5 Star
Combining all the forces in one grand theory of everything is sometimes referred to as the Holy Grail of Physics
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4 min video-clip taken from The Elegant Universe. 4 Star
An unusual perspective on all three laws
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From science.discovery.com/ 3 Star
Summary of all three laws using ice hockey
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From howscienceworks. 2 mins 4 Star
       
Famous documentary about Isaac Newton - he wasn't as wonderful a character as textbooks often make him out to be
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YouTube. 52 mins. Newton's Dark Secrets 5 Star