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Classical Mechanics - Lecture 12

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Lecture 12 - Non-Conservative Forces

This lecture covers resistive forces such as air drag. It includes the viscous (linear in velocity) and pressure (quadratic in velocity) terms. Quantitative demonstrations with balloons and with ball bearings dropped in syrup are shown.

Prof. Walter Lewin
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
Date accessed: 2008-12-12
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Resistive Force on Spheres
2. Karo Corn Syrup
3. Drop Steel Ball Bearings in Corn Syrup
4. Falling Balloon with and without Air Drag
5. Falling Pebble with and without Air Drag



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