PHYS 200 - Lecture 8 - Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum

Lecture 8 - Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum

Overview

The dynamics of a many-body system is examined. Through a variety of examples, the professor demonstrates how to locate the center of mass and how to evaluate it for a number of objects. Finally, the Law of Conservation of Momentum is introduced and discussed. The lecture ends with problems of collision in one dimension focusing on the totally elastic and totally inelastic cases.

Resources

Assignment

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 10

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