Price: $.99 — Rating: 9/10
Science doesn’t necessarily have to be something one learns from a textbook, for every lesson upon those pages can be found throughout everyday life. From the weather, to car engines, to why things fall down, scientific lessons and phenomena are all around. And now, with Newton’s Laws by Reflare, users can study the physics of motion with animated demonstrations of real-life applications.
Ease of Use: 9/10
This simple application takes all three of Newton’s Laws of Motion and plots them out in a way that allows users to see, touch and experience the motion first hand. On the main page, users will find an intuitive menu that links to the first, second and third laws separately. Users will also find links to Newton’s Laws Facebook fan page and Twitter account at the top of the screen.
Content and Information: 9/10
Newton’s Laws excels with its simple explanations of each law and its accompanying animations. For every panel of description, users will find an animation at the bottom of the page that displays exactly what the law means. Simply follow the prompts to watch balls move, demonstrating force and gravity in accordance with each law. Each law has multiple pages, so users need only navigate by using the arrows that allow movement between the pages. The demonstrations even feature reset buttons, so you may watch each graphic as many times as you desire.
Easier to understand than any textbook I’ve ever encountered, the concise explanations are only enhanced by the graphics. While I do believe anyone could learn from the descriptions alone, the interactive animations truly help anyone at any age learn the laws of motion quickly and effortlessly.
Newton’s Law [ iTunes Link ] requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.