Motion Group Assignment (Hon)
By Ariah Bashir, Brooke Gaines, and Jane Austin Murdock
How does Newton's 1st Law apply to this project?
"An object at rests, tends to stay at rest, and an object in motions tends to stay in motion, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."
Newton's first law affects the moving object because the phone makes the ball slow down while in motion. As Ariah gently pushed the ball forward the ball went at an angle and hit the phone, therefore slowing down the moving ball.
How does Newton's 2nd Law apply to the this project?
"When a force acts upon an object, it will cause the object to accelerate,"
Newton's second law affects the object because when the ball was sitting there, there was no force making the ball accelerate. But as Ariah gently pushed it forward, the force pushing it was her hand, and from this the ball was to accelerate as seen in the video below...
How does Newton's 3rd Law apply to this project?
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
Newton's third law affects this project because when Ariah pushed the ball forward, it hit Janie's phone, therefore knocking it over. Thus, being the opposite and equal force from the ball to the phone to the table.
The ball was first acted upon by an applied force, which was it being pushed. This is an unbalanced force. Then the ball was slowed down almost to a complete stop by Janie's phone. This is also an unbalanced force.