**1st law of Motion **

The Concept of Inertia

Explain the concept of inertia

Inertia

is the ability of a resting body to resist motion or a moving body to continue moving in a straight line when abruptly stopped.

is the ability of a resting body to resist motion or a moving body to continue moving in a straight line when abruptly stopped.

The more mass a body has, the greater its inertia and vice versa is true.

Newton’s First Law of Motion

State Newton’s first law of Motion

*“Everybody will continue in its state of rest or of uniform motion unless an external force acts upon it”*Verification of Newton’s First Law of Motion

Verify Newton’s first law of Motion

Activity 1

Experiment

**Aim:**To verify Newton’s 1st law of motion.

**Materials and apparatus:**Glass, manila card and small coin.

Procedures.

A

small coin is placed on a manila card and the card is positioned on top

of the glass such that the coin is directly positioned over the open

mouth of the bottle.

small coin is placed on a manila card and the card is positioned on top

of the glass such that the coin is directly positioned over the open

mouth of the bottle.

Flick the card at C. Make sure that the card is not tilted by moving the finger in the horizontal plane.

**Observation:**

When the card is flicked away quickly by finger, the coin drops neatly

into the glass. The coin dropped into the glass because there was no

force applied on it when the card was flipped.

**Conclusion:**The coin continued to be at rest as the card was flicked quickly. This experiment verify Newton’s 1st law of motion.

**2nd law of Motion**

The Concept of Linear Momentum

Explain concept of linear momentum

Linear momentum of a body is the product of mass and velocity of that body.

Momentum = Mass, m x Velocity, v

Hence P = mv

The SI Unit of Linear Momentum

State the SI unit of linear momentum

The unit of momentum is kilogram meter per second(kgm/s)

Linear Momentum

Determine linear momentum

When

two bodies, a heavy one and the light one are acted upon by an external

force at the same time(collide) the light body builds up a higher

velocity than the heavy one but the momentum they gain remain the same

in both cases.

two bodies, a heavy one and the light one are acted upon by an external

force at the same time(collide) the light body builds up a higher

velocity than the heavy one but the momentum they gain remain the same

in both cases.

i.e

Momentum before collision = Momentum after collision. This is what we

call the conservation of momentum and is described by Newton’s 2nd law

of motion.

Momentum before collision = Momentum after collision. This is what we

call the conservation of momentum and is described by Newton’s 2nd law

of motion.

Newton’s Second Law of Motion

State Newton’s second law of Motion

Newton’s 2nd law of motion states that

**“The rate of change of momentum is proportional to the applied force and it takes place in the direction of a force”**Consider

a body of mass, (m) acted by an external force (f) from an initial

velocity (u) to the final velocity (v) within a time interval (t).

a body of mass, (m) acted by an external force (f) from an initial

velocity (u) to the final velocity (v) within a time interval (t).

Change of momentum = mv – mu

Hence the Newton’s 2nd law of motion can be summarized as;

**“The**

force is directly proportional to acceleration of the object and the

acceleration of the same body is inversely proportional to its mass”force is directly proportional to acceleration of the object and the

acceleration of the same body is inversely proportional to its mass”

F α ma

F = kma but k = 1

Hence F = ma

If a mass of 1kg is accelerated with an acceleration of 1m/sÇ then the force of 1N is said to be acting on it.

**Newton**is the force which when acting on a body of mass 1kg it produces an acceleration of 1m/s..

Verification of Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Verify Newton’s second law of Motion

A

trolley experiences an acceleration when an external force is applied

to it. The aim of this datalogging experiment is explore the

relationship between the magnitudes of the external force and the

resulting acceleration.

trolley experiences an acceleration when an external force is applied

to it. The aim of this datalogging experiment is explore the

relationship between the magnitudes of the external force and the

resulting acceleration.

Apparatus and materials

- Light gate, interface and computer
- Dynamics trolley
- Pulley and string
- Slotted masses, 400 g
- Mass, 1 g
- Clamp
- Ruler
- Double segment black card (see diagram)

Take

care when masses fall to the floor. Use a box or tray lined with bubble

wrap (or similar) under heavy objects being lifted. This will prevent

toes or fingers from being in the danger zone.

care when masses fall to the floor. Use a box or tray lined with bubble

wrap (or similar) under heavy objects being lifted. This will prevent

toes or fingers from being in the danger zone.

Procedure

- Select

the falling mass to be 100 g. Pull the trolley back so that the mass is

raised to just below the pulley. Position the light gate so that it

will detect the motion of the trolley soon after it has started

moving.Set the software to record data, then release the trolley.

Observe the measurement for the acceleration of the trolley. - Repeat

this measurement from the same starting position for the trolley

several times. Enter from the keyboard ‘1’( 1 newton) in the force

column of thetable. - Transfer 100 g from the trolley to the

slotted mass, to increase it to 200 g. Release the trolley from the same

starting point as before. Repeat this several times. Enter ‘2’ (2

newtons) in the force column of the table. - Repeat the above procedure for slotted masses of 300 g and 400 g.

**Conservation of linear Momentum**

Difference between Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

Distinguish between Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

Elastic collision

is the type of collision whereby each body moves with a separate

velocity after collision. In this type of collision both energy and

momentum are conserved.

Inelastic collision

Is

the type of collision whereby all bodies move with the same velocity

after collision. This velocity is known as common velocity. In this type

of collision energy is not conserved, only momentum is conserved.

the type of collision whereby all bodies move with the same velocity

after collision. This velocity is known as common velocity. In this type

of collision energy is not conserved, only momentum is conserved.

**Impulse**is the change of momentum which is given asm the product of force and the time taken to change momentum.

F = mv – mu –Ft is the impulse of a force which is given by mv – mu.

The Principle of Conservation of Linear Momentum

State the principle of conservation of linear Momentum

Principle of conservation of linear momentum states that,

**“When**

two or more bodies acts upon one another; that is when they collide

their total momentum remains constant, provided that there is no

external force acting”two or more bodies acts upon one another; that is when they collide

their total momentum remains constant, provided that there is no

external force acting”

Momentum before collision = Momentum after collision

Consider

two bodies of masses m₁ and m₂ moving with initial velocities u₁ and u₂

and then move with final velocities v₁ and v₂ respectively after they

collide one another.

two bodies of masses m₁ and m₂ moving with initial velocities u₁ and u₂

and then move with final velocities v₁ and v₂ respectively after they

collide one another.

From the principle of conservation of momentum: Momentum before collision = Momentum after collision

m₁u₁ + m₂u₂ = m₁v₁ + m₂v₂

The Principle of Conservation of Linear Momentum in Solving Problems

Apply the principle of conservation of linear momentum in solving problems

Activity 2

Apply the principle of conservation of linear momentum in solving problems

**3rd law of Motion**

Difference between Action and Reaction Forces

Distinguish between Action and Reaction Forces

Consider

a book of mass, m which is at rest on a table. This book will exert on a

table with a force equal to its weight. The table exert an equal upward

force.

a book of mass, m which is at rest on a table. This book will exert on a

table with a force equal to its weight. The table exert an equal upward

force.

The

downward force exerted by the book(weight) on the table is known as

action force while the upward force exerted by the table on the book is

known as reaction force.

downward force exerted by the book(weight) on the table is known as

action force while the upward force exerted by the table on the book is

known as reaction force.

These two forces acts in opposite direction but they are equal in magnitude.

Where; R = reaction, mg=weight of a book

Newton’s Third Law of Motion

State Newton’s third Law of Motion

Newton’s 3rdlaw of motionstates that

**“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”**Application of Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Apply Newton’s third Law of Motion

The person firing a gun will feel the recoil when the bullet leaves the gun.

Consider a gun of mass mg ejects a bullet of mass mb with a velocity vb and the gun recoils with velocity vg.

From the principle of conservation of momentum:

Recoil momentum of gun = Momentum of bullet

mgvg =mьvь