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Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 9

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

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.

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006)
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-04-11
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Problem Set 6 [PDF]
2. Problem Set 6 Solutions [PDF]



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