PHYS 200 - Lecture 9 - Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies

Lecture 9 - Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies

Overview

Part I of Rotations. The lecture begins with examining rotation of rigid bodies in two dimensions. The concepts of "rotation" and "translation" are explained. The use of radians is introduced. Angular velocity, angular momentum, angular acceleration, torque and inertia are also discussed. Finally, the Parallel Axis Theorem is expounded.

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Assignment

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 10.

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