The Book of Phyz - AP Physics 1
AP1.06 ROTATION

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GUIDES
1 Rotational Kinematics
Side-by-side comparison of rotational and translational position, velocity, and acceleration.
2 Rotational Algebraic Kinematics
Equations of uniform motion and uniform accelerated motion given in rotational quantities.
3 Rotation Examples
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.


  JOBS
1 A New Kind of Motion Springboard - Answers
Introduction to rotation as a second kind of motion, distinct from translational motion, as a classroom discussion.
2
Torque Springboard - Answers
A classroom discussion to develop an understanding of the parameters that determine torque.
3
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).



LABS - The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education - Amazon link
1 Angular Force
Personal experience in balancing an increasing torque created with a single force.
2 Angular Mass
Personal experience in waving the mysterious rotational batons. Equal mass, equal length, but not equal somehow.
3 A Question of Balance
Mixed activity: PhET sim and actual materials to investigate balancing torques.
4 Sit on It and Rotate
Personal experiences in conservation angular momentum. Perennial student favorite.



VIDEO

Kinetic Karnival: Rotation - Answers
Jearl Walker's spin (!) on rotational mechanics.

YouTube Physics: The Ultimate Backyard Water Slide
A thrill ride in his own back yard. Down the ramp, up the jump, and into the pool. Almost.


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