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Forces
 using Newton’s Laws of Motion, describe static and dynamic interactions between two or more objects and the changes that result from:
 a contact force
 a force mediated by fields

 explore the concept of net force and equilibrium in onedimensional and simple twodimensional contexts using: (ACSPH050)
 algebraic addition
 vector addition
 vector addition by resolution into components
 solve problems or make quantitative predictions about resultant and component forces by applying the following relationships:
 explore the concept of net force and equilibrium in onedimensional and simple twodimensional contexts using: (ACSPH050)
Resource – Newton’s Third Law – 2 pages
 conduct a practical investigation to explain and predict the motion of objects on included planes(ACSPH098)
Investigation – Friction on Inclined Planes – 3 pages
Forces, Acceleration and Energy
 apply Newton’s first two laws of motion to a variety of everyday situations, including both static and dynamic examples, and include the role played by friction ()(ACSPH063)
Resource – Newton’s Laws of Motion – 5 pages
 investigate, describe and analyse the acceleration of a single object subjected to a constant net force and relate the motion of the object to Newton’s Second Law of Motion through the use of: (ACSPH062, ACSPH063)
 qualitative descriptions
 graphs and vectors
 deriving relationships from graphical representations including and relationships of uniformly accelerated motion
 apply the special case of conservation of mechanical energy to the quantitative analysis of motion involving:
 work done and change in the kinetic energy of an object undergoing accelerated rectilinear motion in one dimension ()
 changes in gravitational potential energy of an object in a uniform field ()
 conduct investigations over a range of mechanical processes to analyse qualitatively and quantitatively the concept of average power (), including but not limited to:
 uniformly accelerated rectilinear motion
 objects raised against the force of gravity
 work done against air resistance, rolling resistance and friction
Momentum, Energy and Simple Systems
 conduct an investigation to describe and analyse onedimentional (collinear) and twodimensional interactions of objects in simple closed systems (ACSPH064)
 analyse quantitatively and predict, using the law of conservation of momentum () and, where appropriate, conservation of kinetic energy (), the results of interactions in elastic collisions (ACSPH066)
Resource – Elastic Collisions – 2 pages
 investigate the relationship and analyse information obtained from graphical representations of force as a function of time
 evaluate the effects of forces involved in collisions and other interactions and analyse quantitatively the interactions using the concept of impulse ()
 analyse and compare the momentum and kinetic energy of elastic and inelastic collisions (ACSPH066)
Resource – Elastic vs Inelastic Collisions – 2 pages