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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on rotational motion and astronomy will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about rotational motion and astronomy. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, equilibrium and other concepts
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning astronomy (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about rotational motion and astronomy
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra astronomy learning resources
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- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the rotational motion and astronomy chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a rotational motion and astronomy unit of a standard intro to astronomy course. Topics covered include:
- Rotational kinematics
- Identifying differences between translational and rotational motion
- Five kinematic qualities and the Big 5 Equations
- Rotational dynamics and torque
- Understanding how rotational inertia affects change of speed
- Work and power in motion
- Differentiating between angular and linear momentum
- Kinetic energy of rotation
- Rolling motion and inertia
- Translational and rotational equilibrium
1. Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion
After watching this lesson, you'll be able to explain the difference between translational and rotational motion, explain how translational quantities are replaced by rotational ones in physics and apply Newton's First Law to rotation. A short quiz follows.
2. Rotational Kinematics: Definition & Equations
After watching this lesson, you should be able to explain what kinematics is, give a rotational variable that corresponds to each linear kinematic variable, and solve problems using rotational kinematics equations. A short quiz will follow.
3. Five Kinematics Quantities & the Big 5 Equations
After watching this lesson, you will be able to list the five kinematics variables in rotational motion and use the five equations of constant acceleration to solve problems involving rotational motion. A short quiz will follow.
4. Torque: Concept, Equation & Example
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what torque is conceptually and mathematically and use both the equation and Newton's First Law for rotation to solve problems involving torque. A short quiz will follow.
5. Rotational Inertia & Change of Speed
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what rotational inertia is, describe how it makes it harder to change the speed of rotation, and solve rotational inertia problems. A short quiz will follow.
6. Kinetic Energy of Rotation
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what kinetic energy of rotation is, provide the equation to calculate it, and solve simple kinetic energy of rotation problems. A short quiz will follow.
7. Rolling Motion & the Moment of Inertia
After watching this lesson, you should be able to figure out the moment of inertia of an object as it rolls down a ramp and compare it to a theoretical value. A short quiz will follow.
8. Work & Power in Rotational Motion
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what work and power are in the context of rotational motion and use equations to solve problems involving rotational work and power. A short quiz will follow.
9. Angular Momentum vs. Linear Momentum
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain the difference between angular and linear momentum and solve problems using angular momentum equations. A short quiz will follow.
10. Conservation of Angular Momentum
After watching this video you will be able to explain what is meant by conservation of angular momentum. You will also be able to use this concept along with the equation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.
11. Equilibrium: Translational & Rotational
Learn about the requirements for an object to be under translational or rotational equilibrium. Then work through a couple example problems that show how we can use translational and rotational equilibrium to find the forces acting on an object.
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