This past Monday, Balboa School hosted a college fair on campus that included 25 different Universities and colleges. Students were able to get information on the admission process and admission requirements for each school.
Students have been learning about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion describe the motion of massive bodies and how they interact. While Newton’s laws may seem obvious to us today, more than three centuries ago they were considered revolutionary.Newton was one of the most influential scientists of all time. His ideas became the basis for modern physics. He built upon ideas put forth from the works of previous scientists including Galileo and Aristotle and was able to prove some ideas that had only been theories in the past. He studied optics, astronomy and math – he invented calculus. (German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz is also credited with developing it independently at about the same time.) In formulating his three laws, Newton simplified his treatment of massive bodies by considering them to be mathematical points with no size or rotation. This allowed him to ignore factors such as friction, air resistance, temperature, material properties, etc., and concentrate on phenomena that can be described solely in terms of mass, length and time. Consequently, the three laws cannot be used to describe precisely the behavior of large rigid or deformable objects; however, in many cases they provide suitably accurate approximations.Next Stop in our journey – Momentum!