Physics 101 Tutorials: Understanding Newtons Laws of Motion and Gravity
Author: Paul A. Heckert
Format: Kindle Edition
Do you need a quick tutorial on Newton's laws? Physics 101 Tutorials: Understanding Newtons Laws of Motion and Gravity clearly explains the concepts underlying Newton's three laws of Motion and his law of gravity. Written by a professor with a PhD in astrophysics and over 30 years experience teaching physics and astronomy, this tutorial will be useful for any physics student or science student from middle school through college who needs help understanding Newton's laws. This tutorial will also be useful for science teachers, home schoolers, or anyone else who needs a quick refresher on Newton's laws.
This tutorial starts with an overview of Newton's laws. Each of his three laws of motion and his law of gravity is then individually explained. The clearly written explanations are conceptual and stress understanding the concepts rather than memorizing the words or manipulating equations. After explaining Newton's laws, this tutorial provides conceptual examples of applications of Newton's laws, a few fun simple experiments demonstrating Newton's laws, and a brief summary of the limitations of Newton's laws as applied to modern physics.
This physics tutorial covers the major concepts contained in Newton's laws, yet it is brief enough to read in about an hour. You can quickly understand the concepts involved in Newton's laws. You will then be able to apply your understanding to more easily solve homework problems, study for your exam, or whatever your need is.
Paul A. Heckert, the author of Physics 101 Tutorials: Understanding Newtons Laws of Motion and Gravity, earned a PhD in physics with a specialization in astronomy from the University of New Mexico in 1983. He is a professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University and has been teaching college level physics and astronomy for over 30 years. As an active research astronomer, Heckert has published over 60 research articles in respected peer reviewed astronomy journals. This combination of teaching and research experience provides the expertise and skill to clearly and accurately explain difficult scientific concepts.