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

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
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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.

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Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 10.

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