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2: Model 1 - The One-Dimensional, Constant-Force, Particle Model

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    • 2.0: Introduction
    • 2.1: Model Specifics
    • 2.2: Kinematics
    • 2.3: Dynamics
      Dynamics is the study of the cause of motion, or more precisely the cause of changes in motion. In the late 1600’s Isaac Newton hypothesized that motion does not require a cause, rather changes in motion require causes. An object experiences a change in motion only when it interacts with some aspect of its surroundings. This is summarized by the idea that an object will maintain its state of motion, whether at rest or traveling at high speed, unless acted upon by some aspect of its surroundings.
    • 2.4: Conservation Laws
      Dynamics is the study of the cause of motion, or more precisely the cause of changes in motion. In the late 1600’s Isaac Newton hypothesized that motion does not require a cause, rather changes in motion require causes. An object experiences a change in motion only when it interacts with some aspect of its surroundings. This is summarized by the idea that an object will maintain its state of motion, whether at rest or traveling at high speed, unless acted upon by some aspect of its surroundings.
    • 2.5: Selected Answers
      Dynamics is the study of the cause of motion, or more precisely the cause of changes in motion. In the late 1600’s Isaac Newton hypothesized that motion does not require a cause, rather changes in motion require causes. An object experiences a change in motion only when it interacts with some aspect of its surroundings. This is summarized by the idea that an object will maintain its state of motion, whether at rest or traveling at high speed, unless acted upon by some aspect of its surroundings.

    Thumbnail: A JR Central L0 series five-car maglev (magnetic levitation) train undergoing a test run on the Yamanashi Test Track. The maglev train’s motion can be described using kinematics, the subject of this chapter. (credit: modification of work by “Maryland GovPics”/Flickr)


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