After studying this unit,

Forces

- I can distinguish between contact forces and field forces by identifying the agent that causes the force

- I demonstrate proficiency in accurately drawing and labeling free- body diagrams using an appropriate coordinate system

- I can find the spring constant of a spring

- I know the difference between weight and mass

Newton's First Law

- I can state and apply Newton’s first law of motion for objects at rest or moving at a constant velocity in a straight line

- I can apply Newton’s first law to determine unknown forces in systems in static equilibrium

Static and Rotational Equilibrium

- I can define and calculate the torque of a given force about an axis of rotation

- I can state the two conditions of equilibrium: translational and rotational and apply them to solve for unknown forces and/or distances in a variety of situations

Newton's Second and Third Laws

- I can state Newton's third law of motion

- I can identify the interactions in an action-reaction pair

- I can state and apply Newton's Second law to simple situations in one dimension

- I can apply Newton's laws on inclined surfaces

- I can apply Newton's laws on pulley systems

- I can perform force analysis in situations involving string tensions and spring forces

Friction

- I can perform force analysis in situations involving both static and kinetic friction in one dimension

- I can perform force analysis in situations involving both static and kinetic friction in two dimensions

Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation

- I can distinguish between period and frequency

- I understand and apply the concept of centripetal acceleration

- I can determine and calculate the force required to keep an object in circular motion

- I understand and can apply Newton's universal law of gravitation.

- I can calculate the gravitational field at locations other than the Earth