Physics 1 Terms & Objectives

Ch. 12-14 - Gravity

New Terms in Ch 12-14:
inverse-square law
Law of Universal Gravitation

universal gravitation constant, G

action at a distance
tidal bulge
black hole
escape energy
escape speed

Ch 12-14 Objectives:

When you complete chapters 12-14 you should be able to:

Ch 12 - Universal Gravitation

Ch 13 - Gravitational Interactions

Ch 14 - Satellite Motion

Possible Preconceptions to Correct:

Do you believe that any of the following statements are true? They AREN'T! When you finish Chapters 12-14, you should understand that each of these statements is FALSE, and WHY it is false .

last update June 8, 2008 by JL Stanbrough