Dynamics deals with forces and why things move the way they do. This unit is worth 18% of your final mark. This is mathematically a simple unit, but it contains difficult concepts. Everything about vectors from Unit 1 will be important, as well as three laws of motion. In this unit, students investigate causes of change in the position and velocity of objects and systems in a study of dynamics and gravitation. The concept of fields is introduced in the explanation of gravitational effects.

The following concepts are developed in this unit and will also be addressed in other units or in other courses.

  • Newton’s laws of motion and  inertia
  • gravitational forces
  • static and kinetic friction
The section on Torque is the AP component of this unit. The Videos & Simulations concern only the AP component of this unit.

Notes: Click on the title to get the file. Some of these files are quite large and contain lots of photos that you may not need, so don't print everything.

1 Dynamics AP.pdf 1 Dynamics AP.pdf
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2 Applying Newton’s Laws AP.pdf 2 Applying Newton’s Laws AP.pdf
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3 Applying Newton's Laws pt 2 AP.pdf 3 Applying Newton's Laws pt 2 AP.pdf
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4 Friction AP.pdf 4 Friction AP.pdf
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5 Forces on Slopes AP.pdf 5 Forces on Slopes AP.pdf
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6 Equilibrium AP.pdf 6 Equilibrium AP.pdf
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7 Gravity AP.pdf 7 Gravity AP.pdf
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8 Mathematical relations AP.pdf 8 Mathematical relations AP.pdf
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9 Gravitational Fields AP.pdf 9 Gravitational Fields AP.pdf
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10 Torque AP.pdf 10 Torque AP.pdf
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Assignments & Labs: If you are away, you are still responsible for missed labs or assignments. 

Graph paper.pdf Graph paper.pdf
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Second Law Lab v 4.pdf Second Law Lab v 4.pdf
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Second Law Lab v4 DATA.pdf Second Law Lab v4 DATA.pdf
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Videos & Simulations: 

Go to Hippocampus.org and then select the sections you are interested in.


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