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Rotational Dynamics

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Torque 0:10
    • Object Fixed at Center
    • τ=r Fsin θ
  • Relation of Torque to Angular Momentum 11:47
    • Derivative of Momentum
    • Consider a Particle With Velocity =V
    • For a Rigid Body
  • Equation of Rotational Motion 25:23
    • Object Rigid Body Rotating on Axis
    • Torque Acting on the Object
    • Torque About Axis of Rotation
  • Block and a Pulley 31:55
    • Rope with Mass=m and Radius of Pulley
    • Finding Acceleration and Tension
  • Atwood's Machine 41:57
    • Pulley with Masses m1, m2 and Radius R
    • Acceleration
  • Extra Example 1: Uniform Rod
  • Extra Example 2: Two Blocks with Strings
  • Extra Example 3: Thin Disk