# Newton's Laws of Motion: Understand active and passive safety in motorsports | Virtual Lab

Higher Education
Physics
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Join a team of motorsport engineers and learn the basics of Newton’s laws of motion. Understand the basic principles of passive and active safety while driving a high-class race car.

## Learning Objectives

• Describe Newton's first law
• Define inertia and frames of reference
• Derive Newton's second law
• Identify the action and reaction forces in different situations

Level:
Higher Education
Length:
21
Min
Accessibility Mode:
Available
Languages:
English
German
Spanish
French
Italian

## Lab Techniques

No lab techniques are listed for this simulation.

## Related Standards

University:
NGSS:
• HS-ETS1-2, HS-PS2-1
AP:
• 2.4 Newton’s First Law
• 2.6 Newton’s Second Law
• 2.5 Newton’s Third Law and Free-Body Diagrams
• 2.7 Applications of Newton’s Second Law
• 3.7 Free-Body Diagrams for Objects in Uniform Circular Motion
LB:
• 2.2 – Forces
No lab techniques are listed for this simulation.

Enter the race car mechanics lab

Do you know why Labster’s race cars win so many motorsport championships? Because our drivers dare to reach the maximum potential of themselves and their cars. Motorsport drivers not only need all parts of their car to help them accelerate, but they also need to feel safe in doing so. In this simulation, we will use Newton’s laws of motion to break down the passive and active safety features of a race car to enable our drivers to move faster in the safest way possible.

Understanding inertia

Have you noticed that when driving a vehicle and using the brakes to stop, your body continues moving forward? In the first mission, you will use Newton’s first law of motion to understand why this happens, and the importance of optimizing a car’s features to prevent drivers from hurtling forward when suddenly braking at high speeds.

Newton’s second law of motion

In order to understand Newton’s second law of motion, observe the motion of boxes as a result of external forces. From this mission, you will understand how friction between the tires and the road impacts the acceleration of a race car.

Action and reaction forces

In most interactions, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. This is what Newton’s third law of motion describes. Check out examples of this law in motorsports and identify the action and reaction forces while driving.

Reference frames

Is the race car moving faster if you observe it from your seat at the stadium, from the TV, or if you are a passenger? Reference frames are used to explain how motion may be relative depending on your position as an observant. Do you have all the required knowledge to join the team of motorsport engineers?

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