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Forces and motion 3: Acceleration, deceleration, friction, drag effects and terminal velocity - experiments with falling or rolling objects due to gravitational field

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mostly with objects moving under a gravitational field effect

3.1 Introduction to the connection between friction and motion

3.2 How speed/velocity affects drag force, how to increase/reduce it?

3.3 Terminal velocity - ticker taped trolley - running board experiment

3.4 Terminal velocity of a small sphere falling down through a liquid

3.5 Complex behaviour of a falling parachutist: forces & velocities

3.6 Other situations of falling objects e.g. feather or hammer in different gravitational fields, thought experiments described and explained!


Reminder of a whole free body force diagram


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Motion and associated forces notes index (including Newton's Laws of Motion)

1. Speed and velocity - the relationship between distance and time, distance-time graphs

2. Acceleration, velocity-time graph interpretation and calculations, problem solving

3. Acceleration, friction, drag effects and terminal velocity experiments

4. Newton's First, Second and Third Laws of Motion, inertia and F = ma calculations

5. Reaction times stopping distances and example calculations

6. Elastic and non-elastic collisions, momentum calculations and Newton's 2nd law of motion


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