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HF2 CH07
Holt Physics
Chapter 7: Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
Welcome to Holt Physics. Chapter 7 describes the types and causes of rotational motion, and Newton’s universal law of gravitation. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of rotational motion and the law of gravity.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Glossary of Terms: Chapter 7
Use this handy glossary to enhance your proficiency with the terms found in this chapter.
Homework Help: Chapter 7 Study Guide
Select one of the sections listed below to review key skills and concepts from the chapter.
Section 1 || Section 2 || Section 3 || Mixed Review

Practice Problems: Chapter 7
Select one of the topics listed below to practice using the concepts found in this chapter.
Angular Displacement
Angular Speed
Angular Acceleration
Angular Kinematics
Tangential Speed
Tangential Acceleration
Centripetal Acceleration
Force that Maintains Circular Momentum
Gravitational Force

Quiz Yourself: Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
Click here to test your knowledge of rotational motion and the Law of Gravity.
Teacher Notes

Enrichment and Extension
Online Research: SciLinks
Visit NSTA's SciLinks Web site, which links you to some of the most up-to-date science information on the Internet. When you get to the site, log in, and then enter a keyword for the topic you want to research. The topics and keywords for Chapter 7 are listed below.
TOPIC: Rotational Motion
SciLinks CODE: HF2071

TOPIC: Circular Motion
SciLinks CODE: HF2072

TOPIC: Law of Gravitation
SciLinks CODE: HF2073

TOPIC: Black Holes
SciLinks CODE: HF2074

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