Lecture 5 - Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 3, 2010,   recorded: September 2006,   views: 4834
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The lecture begins with a review of the loop-the-loop problem. Professor Shankar then reviews basic terminology in relation to work, kinetic energy and potential energy. He then goes on to define the Work-Energy Theorem. Finally, the Law of Conservation of Energy is discussed and demonstrated with specific examples.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 7.

Resources: Problem Set 3 [PDF] Problem Set 3 Solutions [PDF]

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