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Title: Inertial Frames, Newtonian Mechanics and Why the Laws are the Same in the Train and on the Platform
Url: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm
Creator: Wolfe, Joe
Publisher: University of New South Wales
Description: This web page describes inertial and non-inertial frames of reference, the latter being frames where Newton's laws do not hold. The text explains "fictitious forces", the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force, that enable Newton's laws to describe motion in a non-inertial frame. An animation shows the motion of a ball rolling on a merry-go-round as seen both from the merry-go-round and from the ground. This is part of a large web site, EinsteinLight, that explains relativity at a qualitative level from Galileo through the intersection with quantum mechanics.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter -- Quantum theory. Quantum mechanics
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion -- Inertia
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- General works
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Physics -- Force
Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Quantum mechanics
Mechanical engineering -- Centrifugal
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Language: English
Rights: UNSW
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-01-12 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-01-06 12:19:01 (W3C-DTF)
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