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The History of Dynamics. Natural motion was caused by some internal quality of an object that made it seek a certain “preferred” position without any.

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1 The History of Dynamics

2 Natural motion was caused by some internal quality of an object that made it seek a certain “preferred” position without any application of force. The Greeks

3 Unnatural motion was anything else. Unnatural motion was thought to require applied force to be sustained. The Greeks

4 Natural motions were divided into two categories: Terrestrial (near the earth) Celestial (in the heavens) The Greeks

5 Aristotle taught that an object’s “heaviness” determined how “vigorously” it sought its natural place. The Greeks

6 began by collecting facts and establishing a description of motion This is called kinematics. Galileo then inductively developed workable theories of dynamics. Galileo

7 Experiments showed that the rate at which an object falls is not proportional to its size or mass. Astronauts later verified his theory on the moon. Galileo

8 a hypothesis based on conjecture rather than observation, usually in an attempt to explain a natural phenomenon Ad hoc

9 Galileo’s experiments of “unnatural” motion indicated that the “natural” state of motion of an object could include moving as well as resting. Inertia

10 Galileo’s Principle of Inertia: An object will continue in its original state of motion unless some outside agent acts on it.

11 Inertia A moving object does not require a continuous push to maintain a constant velocity! A push causes a change in an object’s motion.

12 built on the work of others studied gravitation Principia only in recent decades have scientists discovered any exceptions to his work Newton

13 Forces

14 Summing Forces Forces are often described as “pushes” and “pulls.” Forces are vectors. Forces can be added just as vectors are added.

15 Summing Forces Notation: ΣF ≡ F 1 + F F n The Greek capital letter sigma (Σ) is used to indicate a sum.

16 Summing Forces If forces are balanced... ΣF = 0...and no change in motion will occur. ΣF = 0 ↔ ΣF x = 0 and ΣF y = 0

17 will change an object’s state of motion there may be two, or more than two, forces which are unbalanced Unbalanced Forces

18 To find the sum of unbalanced forces, you add the force vectors acting upon the object. This usually involves finding and adding the vector components. Unbalanced Forces

19 Equilibrant Force a force that balances one or more other concurrent forces

20 Equilibrant Force a vector having the same magnitude as the vector sum of the other unbalanced forces but pointing in the opposite direction F equil. = -Σ F other

21 Equilibrant Force If the sum of all forces on an object is zero, then any unknown force must be the equilibrant of all the known forces.

22 Weight the force of gravity acting on an object a vector pointing straight downward often notated F w

23 Types of Forces All forces are classified as either fundamental forces or mechanical forces. There are four fundamental forces.

24 Fundamental Forces Gravitational force proportional to the masses of interacting objects can exert its influence over theoretically infinite distances

25 Fundamental Forces Gravitational force all objects exert gravitational force on all other objects

26 Fundamental Forces Electromagnetic force used to explain both magnetism and electricity a long-range force a short-range force

27 Fundamental Forces Strong nuclear interaction force Weak nuclear interaction force

28 Classification of Forces Noncontact Forces gravity electromagnetic forces sometimes called “action-at-a-distance” forces

29 Classification of Forces Noncontact Forces field theory attempts to explain these virtual particles have been offered as an explanation

30 Classification of Forces Contact Forces transmitted only by physical contact between objects include the following:

31 Classification of Forces tensile (pull things apart) compressive (push things together or crush) torsion (twist)

32 Classification of Forces friction (oppose motion between two objects in contact) shear (cause layers within matter to slide past one another)

33 Measuring Forces instruments used include: spring scale load cell pressure gauge

34 Measuring Forces instruments used include: ballistic pendulum accelerometer force table

35 Newton’s Laws of Motion

36 These are the central principles of dynamics. Their proper use requires an understanding of what a system is. Newton’s Laws

37 In physics, a system is whatever is inside an imaginary boundary chosen by the physicist. It is isolated from its surroundings. Systems

38 A system at rest will remain at rest, and a moving system will move continuously with a constant velocity unless acted on by outside unbalanced forces. Newton’s 1 st Law

39 If all external forces on a system are balanced, then its velocity remains constant; the acceleration is zero. Newton’s 1 st Law

40 If all forces acting on a system are not balanced, then a nonzero resultant force exists and the velocity changes, resulting in an acceleration. Newton’s 1 st Law

41 Stated mathematically: Newton’s 1 st Law Σ F = 0 ↔ a = 0 Σ F ≠ 0 ↔ a ≠ 0 or equivalently:

42 Friction is a force that causes motion to change. Inertia is the tendency for a system to resist a change in motion. Newton’s 1 st Law

43 Mechanical equilibrium occurs when the sum of all forces on a system is zero. Without unbalanced forces, objects tend to move in straight lines. Newton’s 1 st Law

44 the most general of the three laws gives a working definition of force and a way to measure such force Newton’s 2 nd Law

45 The acceleration of a system if directly proportional to the sum of the forces (resultant force) acting on the system and is in the same direction as the resultant.

46 Newton’s 2 nd Law Stated mathematically: Σ F = m a a = ΣFΣF m or equivalently:

47 Newton’s 2 nd Law A resultant force of 1 N, when applied to a mass of 1 kg, produces an acceleration of 1 m/s². This is how the Newton, a derived unit, is defined.

48 Newton’s 2 nd Law component equations: Σ F x = m a x Σ F y = m a y Σ F z = m a z

49 Newton’s 3 rd Law If system X exerts a force on system Y, then Y exerts a force of the same magnitude on X but in the opposite direction. F X→Y = - F Y→X

50 Newton’s 3 rd Law forces have four properties that relate to this law: All forces occur in pairs. Each force in an action- reaction pair has the same magnitude.

51 Newton’s 3 rd Law Each force acts in the opposite direction in line with the other force of the pair. Each force acts on a different system.

52 Weight and Mass The force of planetary gravitational attraction on an object is called its weight, F w. Weight is directly proportional to mass. F w = am

53 Weight and Mass Since this gravitational acceleration is downward: F w = mg g = m/s² The magnitude of an object’s weight vector is |mg|.

54 Weight and Mass The weight vector, like the gravity vector, points straight down (toward the center of the earth). In scalar component form: F wy = mg y

55 Weight and Mass Mass is measured on scales and reported in units of kg or g.


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