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Lessons on Forces

 Name  Description  Type
Intro to Forces
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This lesson has you look at forces and how they influence motion. Includes Newton's Laws of motion. Interactive Animation
(Flash)
Forces Lessons This site contains an entire collection of lessons on Forces and Newton's laws. Pictures and Explanations
(not local)
Inclined Plane Lab This interactive lab lets you adjust many aspects of an object on an inclined plane in an effort to better your understanding of force vectors, friction, and angles.  Created by Raman Pfaff. Interactive Lab
(Shockwave)
Elevator Forces
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An animated examination of the forces that play when elevators operate. Animated Movie
(Flash)
Force Systems
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A nice explanation of working with force systems like Atwood's Machine or a mass on a table attached to a mass hanging over the edge. Animated Movie
(Flash)
Universal Law of Gravitation
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This explanation with pictures explains the basic idea behind the force of gravity and the formula for the universal law of gravitation.   Includes a section on common misconceptions. Pictures & Explanation
Tides
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This lesson illustrates the different kinds of tides and the causes. Animation & Explanation
Free Body Diagram Practice This interactive session allows you to practice creating 12 free body diagrams. Interactive
(Shockwave)
Force of Friction
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This lesson contains an explanation of friction as a force. Interactive Explanation
(Shockwave)
Hooke's Law
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An animated look at the relationship between a force applied to a spring and the length it is stretched. Animation & Explanation
(Flash)
Wing Forces Lab This interactive lab allows you to adjust two important aspects of flight; lift and drag.
Created by Raman Pfaff.
Interactive Lab
(Shockwave)
Bernoulli's Principle
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This examines Bernoulli's principle of moving fluids. Common applications such as airplanes, Frisbees, and other cool Bernoulli tricks are examined. Animations & Explanations
Terminal Velocity
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This examines the concept of terminal velocity in a variety of different situations. Parachute Simulation (Shockwave) Not Local
Two Parachute Comparison (Shockwave) Not Local
Bowling Ball Drop (compare weight) (Shockwave) Not Local
Animations & Explanations
Impulse
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This lesson illustrates the concept of Impulse and its relation to acceleration and change in momentum. Animations & Explanations
Pressure
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This lesson and set of animations address the concept of Pressure Animations & Explanations
The Forces of Car Crashes
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This lesson has great clips of crash tests. Explanations & QuickTime
Amusement Park Physics
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This collection of lessons examines many different amusement park rides fro the point of view of forces applied to the riders. Animations & Explanations
Mechanics Review
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A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback. Multiple Choice Practice