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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 5:4-7 Assignment

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Physics Chapter 5: 4-7 Gravity and Weight


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 5: 4-8

Study Points

Key Equations

Universal Gravitation:

F   =   G m 1 m 2 r 2   = [ Near   Earth ]   ( G M E R E 2 )   m obj   =   m   g

Gravity and Circular motion where m1 is orbiting m2: F   =   G m 1 m 2 r 2   =   m 1 v 2 r

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Universal Gravitation

Study Activity

Use the gravity force lab to get a sense for how the attraction for each object changes when its mass increases or decreases.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!