Lecture 6 - Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

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: 3622
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The discussion on the Law of Conservation of Energy continues but is applied in higher dimensions. The notion of a function with two variables is reviewed. Conservative forces are explained and students are taught how to recognize and manufacture them.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 8.

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