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Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 3

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Lecture 3 - Newton's Laws of Motion

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.

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006)
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-04-11
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Problem Set 2 [PDF]
2. Problem Set 2 Solutions [PDF]



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