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Physics 581 Part 2

Michael Fowler, University of Virginia


In this part of the course, we cover a series of topics, all of which use the basic dynamical ideas: Newton’s Laws, conservation of energy, etc., developed in the first half of the course.


1. Rotational Motion


The concepts of torque, angular velocity and acceleration, and moment of inertia.


2. Hydrostatics


From Archimedes to Jefferson.