Use Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation and Newton’s second law of motion to explain why all objects near Earth’s surface have the same acceleration.
- Interactions and Forces
The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the interactions among objects and their subsequent motion can be explained and predicted using the concept of forces.
The non-contact (at a distance) interactions among objects and their subsequent motion can be explained and predicted by analyzing the gravitational, electric, and magnetic forces acting on the objects and applying Newton’s laws of motion. These non-contact forces can be represented as fields.