Newtonian Mechanics
Newtonian Mechanics is the branch of Mechanics based off of Isaac Newton's Laws of Physics.

What you need to know about Newtonian Mechanics.

  • Newton's Laws of Physics
  1. Static Equilibrium
  2. Dynamics of a single particle
  3. Systems of two or more bodies
  • Inertia
  • Net External Force
  • Equilibrium
  • Action-reaction pair

Useful Websites

Possible Projects:

  • Catapult
    • Prototype! Look online for catapult designs and build a small scale model. Once we are confident in our catapult building and design, we will make a large scale model(s).
    • Trebuchet is currently functional; Michael is working on developing a website for it.

  • Tug-of-War
    • A classic game to show net external force.

We devoted quite a bit of time to Wile E. Coyote and we've worked out the physics involved. Or lack thereof.
The Physics of Wile E. Coyote

Articles Relating to Key Ideas in Newtonian Physics

Physics, it's the Law





Reference links

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-newtonian-mechanics.htm
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/physics_c/topics.html#newtMech