Lecture 10 - Rotations, Part II: Parallel Axis Theorem

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
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Part II of Rotations. The lecture begins with an explanation of the Parallel Axis Theorem and how it is applied in problems concerning rotation of rigid bodies. The moment of inertia of a disk is discussed as a demonstration of the theorem. Angular momentum and angular velocity are examined in a variety of problems.

Reading assignment:

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

Resources: Problem Set 6 [PDF] Problem Set 6 Solutions [PDF] Angular Momentum Notes [PDF]

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