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Ch 53: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Rotational Motion & Conservation of Energy

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Watch these engaging lesson videos on rotational kinematics and the conservation of energy to be prepared to answer related questions on the TExES Physics/Math 7-12 certification exam.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Rotational Motion & Conservation of Energy - Chapter Summary

As part of your preparation for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) Physics/Mathematics 7-12 test, watch the lesson videos of this chapter to improve your understanding of the conservation of energy and how can be observed in rotational motion. After you have completed this chapter you should be prepared to answer questions on:

  • Differences between translational and rotational motion
  • Big 5 Equations of kinematics
  • Rotational dynamics
  • Kinetic energy of rotation
  • Rotational inertia
  • Work and power in relation to rotational motion
  • Differences between angular and linear momentum
  • Conservation of angular momentum

Every lesson video is taught by professional instructors who are available to clear up any confusion you may have on the material of the chapter. You can also improve your understanding of the material by completing lesson worksheets and quizzes. From the results of your lesson quizzes, find areas of weakness then improve upon them by returning to the main points of the lesson videos with video tags. Also if you feel you would benefit from an alternative way of reviewing the material, read over the written lesson transcripts.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Rotational Motion & Conservation of Energy - Objectives

The objective of this chapter is to prepare you for questions about rotational motion on the TExES Physics/Math 7-12 test. This computer based certification exam is administered to educators in the state of Texas to measure their mastery over physics and mathematics. It is composed of 120 multiple-choice questions and takes five hours to complete. Of material covered by the exam, 39% is on physics and includes questions on the laws of motion. Use these lesson videos, worksheets and quizzes to improve your understanding of this topic in relation to rotational kinematics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 53: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Rotational Motion & Conservation of Energy
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Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion

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.

Five Kinematics Quantities & the Big 5 Equations

2. 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.

Torque: Concept, Equation & Example

3. 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.

Rotational Inertia & Change of Speed

4. 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.

Kinetic Energy of Rotation

5. 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.

Rolling Motion & the Moment of Inertia

6. 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.

Work & Power in Rotational Motion

7. 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.

Angular Momentum vs. Linear Momentum

8. 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.

Conservation of Angular Momentum

9. 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.

Equilibrium: Translational & Rotational

10. 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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