Chap8_RotationS10 - Chapter 8 Rotational Motion In physics...

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Chapter 8 Rotational Motion In physics we distinguish two types of motion for objects: Translational Motion (change of location) Rotational Motion (change of orientation)
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Simple & Complex Motions Motion of simple objects: Translation OR Rotation Motion of complex objects: Translation AND Rotation SIMPLE COMPLEX Axis of Rotation We study each type of motion separately, and then separate any complex motion into the two different types.
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Circular Motion Rotational Speed : Revolutions per second Tangential Speed : Total distance per second Same Rotational Speed Different Tangential Speeds
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Mass is a measure of inertia for linear motion. Rotational inertia is similar concept for rotation. Inertia M m Gold brick Normal brick Difficult to move Easy to move x x Wood Bat Plastic Bat Difficult to Rotate Easy to Rotate
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Rotational Inertia Rotational inertia depends on Total mass of the object Distribution of the mass The farther the mass is from the axis of rotation, the larger the rotational inertia.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PHYS 100 taught by Professor Nidhalguessoum during the Spring '10 term at American University of Sharjah.

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Chap8_RotationS10 - Chapter 8 Rotational Motion In physics...

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