Dynamics Notes
Newton's Laws Overview

Newton's Laws are the "backbone" of dynamics - the study of the causes of motion. In Physics 1, the goal is to come to a relatively deep conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws, which is a very tall order. Students should be able to apply Newton's Laws to everyday situations - otherwise, what good are they?

Newton Portrait
Isaac Newton - portrait by Kneller (1689)
In the Hewitt text, Newton's Laws are presented in Chapters 4-6:

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last update March 18, 2001 by JL Stanbrough