How do you do problems using Newton's Laws?

posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:19 AM by Barbara Fortunato
F 9/14

Today, we'll start with our second daily quiz on free body diagrams and friction.  Then, we'll work independently and collaboratively on problems pertaining to Newton's Laws from Chapter 4 in our old textbook starting at your level.  I will assess your understanding individually and answer your questions as I circulate the room.

Support: 8, 11, 26, 35, 78, 37
Required: 35, 36, 46, 54, 55, 66, 75
Enrichment: 56*, 58*, 64, 68, 71, 72
* problems require knowledge of Calculus

Homework:  Continue attempting and working through required problems.  Commit to trying (or at least setting up) 2 problems.  On a separate sheet of paper, write yourself a How-To Guide for Solving Newton's Law Problems.  Include in that guide questions you would ask yourself while you are doing the problem.  If you have already tried #54 and are stuck, check out my solution video below.  (Please make sure you try this problem before you watch the video!)  There are thinking steps missing in my video.  Would you have known what to do?  How did I know how to solve the problem this way?  What strategies would you employ to get to this solution?  These questions and possible strategies should be included in your How-To Guide.  

Ch 4 #54