Physics Unit 4 - Linear Dynamics

High School, College, and AP Physics 1

Yet another foundation topic for physics, linear dynamics covers the principal factors which effect motion and changes for motion. Dynamics is found throughout all of physics and will be revisited throughout many future units. It is very important students focus on this unit and take the time to truly understand the content.

This unit focuses on forces and newton's laws. We spend time not only understanding these topics but unraveling some of the many misconceptions we have dealing with motion.

Some of the topics covered in this unit:

  • Inertia
  • Forces
  • Newtons 1st Law of Motion - The Law of Inertia
  • Newtons 2nd Law of Motion - The relationship between force, mass, and acceleration
  • Newtons 3rd Law of Motion - Action and Reaction Forces
  • The force normal and support forces.
  • Friction forces and coefficients of friction
  • Motion down an inclined plane
  • Atwood Machines with multiple arrangements

This course also includes a massive workbook with tons of questions and solutions. There are also many review videos going over examples and solutions as well!

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Corey Mousseau
Corey Mousseau

Corey Mousseau is a highly qualified classroom science teacher in New York State. He has been teaching physics and related courses in NY State for over 15 years.

Physics is often overwhelming for many students. Over the years Corey has mastered the art of exciting students into falling in love with this wonderful field of science. Through a blend of conceptual understanding, demonstrations, and quantitative analysis Corey has found the correct formula for engaging individuals into highly successful physics students.

Corey holds a degree in secondary education in physics as well as a master's degree in integrating technology in the classroom. He a high school Cross Country Coach, a Science Olympiad Coach, and a New York State Master Teacher. Corey has a lovely wife, two young boys, and teachers at Plattsburgh High School in upstate NY.

While at Plattsburgh High School (PHS) Corey has had the opportunity to teach many different courses which have all had a focus on excellence, rigor, and mastery.

Courses Corey currently teaches during the traditional school day:

  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • NY State Regents Physics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Science Olympiad

Corey has been a dedicated science teacher since he was 22 years old and has influenced countless students along the way. His students show him respect, admiration, and commitment and he provides them with the same. Ask any student at PHS - Mr. Mousseau cares and is more than willing to help you become the strongest physics student you can.