Lectures (Video)

- 1. Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics
- 2. Vectors in Multiple Dimensions
- 3. Newton's Laws of Motion
- 4. Inclined Planes
- 5. Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy
- 6. Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions
- 7. Kepler's Laws
- 8. Dynamics of Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum
- 9. Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
- 10. Rotations, Part II: Parallel Axis Theorem
- 11. Torque
- 12. Introduction to Relativity
- 13. Lorentz Transformation
- 14. Introduction to the Four-Vector
- 15. Four-Vector in Relativity
- 16. Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts
- 17. Simple Harmonic Motion
- 18. Introduction to Waves
- 19. Waves
- 20. Fluid Dynamics, Statics and Bernoulli's Equation
- 21. Thermodynamics
- 22. Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics
- 23. Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot's Engine
- 24. Entropy

## Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 4

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Lecture 4 - Inclined Planes
The lecture begins with the application of Newton's three laws, with the warning that they are not valid for objects that move at speeds comparable to the speed of light or objects that are incredibly small and of the atomic scale. Friction and static friction are discussed. The dreaded inclined plane is dealt with head on. Finally, Professor Shankar explains the motion of objects using Newton's laws in specific problems related to objects in circular motion, such as roller coasters and a planet orbiting the Sun.
Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006) (Yale University: Open Yale) http://oyc.yale.edu Date accessed: 2009-04-11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA |