Dynamics

E = Explanation, D = Demo, L = Lab Excercise Q = Quiz,
 Type Resource Title & Description Author
E Examine Circular Motion
This lesson starts simply by looking at circular motion and deducing the need for a force.
Steve Wirt
E Centripetal VS Centrifugal Force
This animated lesson shows the factors that influence centripetal force and the misconceptions centered around the False Force (centrifugal).
Steve Wirt
Q Free Body Diagram Practice
This drill and practice gives you a situation and asks you to identify the forces involved including direction and relative size. Immediate feedback is given. [Shockwave]
Tom Henderson
E Using Centripetal Force to Simulate Gravity
This animated lesson examines how centripetal force (not centrifugal force) can be used to simulate gravity in orbit.
Steve Wirt
E The Force of Friction & Normal Force
This looks at the force of friction in relation to motion along a surface. It deals with kinetic and static friction along with the coefficients of friction and Normal Force. [Shockwave]
Steve Wirt
E Terminal Velocity
This deals with the concept of terminal velocity as it relates to any object moving through air. [QuickTime]
Steve Wirt
E Forces, Newton's Laws & Car Accidents
This lesson examines slow motion video clips of car accidents and describes how Newton's Laws of Motion apply in each situation. [QuickTime]
Steve Wirt