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Side-by-side comparison of rotational and translational position, velocity, and acceleration.
Equations of uniform motion and uniform accelerated motion given in rotational quantities.
Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems.
|4||Rotational Dynamics I
Side-by-side comparison of rotational and translational force (torque) and mass (inertia).
|5||Rotational Dynamics II
Side-by-side comparison of rotational and translational impulse and momentum
|6||Rotational Dynamics III
Side-by-side comparison of rotational and translational work, kinetic energy, and power.
New Kind of Motion
Springboard - Answers
Introduction to rotation as a second kind of motion, distinct from translational motion, as a classroom discussion.
||Torque Springboard - Answers
A classroom discussion to develop an understanding of the parameters that determine torque.
||Screwdriver Springboard - Answers
A classroom discussion to determine the advantages of different-sized screwdrivers.
|4||Angular Momentum Springboard - Answers
A classroom discussion to introduce the concept of angular momentum (by comparison to linear momentum).
Personal experience in balancing an increasing torque created with a single force.
Personal experience in waving the mysterious rotational batons. Equal mass, equal length, but not equal somehow.
|3||Ride My See Saw
Balancing torques (meterstick, fulcrum, weights; you know the drill).
|4||Sit on It and Rotate
Personal experiences in conservation angular momentum. Perennial student favorite.
|Kinetic Karnival: Rotation - Answers
Jearl Walker's spin (!) on rotational mechanics.
|This Way That Way IV SB - Answers
Distinguishing positive and negative angular displacement as a classroom discussion.
Determine which cans roll fastest down an incline.
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