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View Resource Ballistic Pendulum

This lesson builds upon the previous two (Newton's Second Law and the First Law of Thermodynamics) by explaining that conservation of energy is not perfectly observed, in that energy is lost as it is transferred from kinetic to potential, and vice-versa. Likewise, momentum is not conserved during collisions, as they are neither perfectly elastic or perfectly inelastic. The discussion covers the...

View Resource The Mechanical Universe and Beyond

This series of for physics teachers from Annenberg Media contains ?52 half hour video programs and coordinated books.? Video programs explore topics in physics from the basic fundamentals to more advanced concepts. Some topics of these segments include: inertia, Newton?s Laws, vectors, harmonic motion, Kepler?s Laws, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. Teachers will find these p...

View Resource Light and Matter

Ben Crowell, a teacher at Fullerton College, provides great, free physics and astronomy educational resources at this website. The Physics link offers three well written, downloadable introductory physics textbooks -- one for life science students, one for scientists and engineers, and one for general education students. Each textbook covers topics in Newtonian physics, conservation laws,...

View Resource Six Ideas That Shaped Physics

Developed by Professor Thomas A. Moore of Pomona College, the Six Ideas That Shaped Physics textbook was designed to help students gain a contemporary perspective on the discipline, along with giving them the ability to better understand the organization of physics concepts. While the site doesn't allow visitors to access the actual textbook, physics instructors will find a number of helpful...

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