Mission NL1: Inertia and Newton's First Law

Mission NL1 pertains to the concepts of inertia, mass, and Newton's First Law of motion. The mission consists of 38 questions organized into 10 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...


Learning Outcomes

  • The student should understand the significance of Newton's law of inertia by identifying and refuting classic misconceptions concerning the causes of motion.
  • The student should recognize inertia as a property of an object which depends solely upon mass.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Newton's Laws Unit, Lesson 1, Part a

The Physics Classroom, Newton's Laws Unit, Lesson 1, Part b



Video Tutorials:

Newton's First Law


Inertia and Mass



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: