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Newton's Second Law for Rotation

A torque is applied to point masses on a rod mounted on a Rotary Motion Sensor and the resulting angular acceleration is measured and the rotational inertia of the object is calculated. The radius of rotation of the point masses is varied.


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36_Newton_s_2nd_Law_for_Rotation.docx 2.64 MB
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36_Pulley_knot.jpg 122.92 KB
36_Pulley_Tangent.jpg 131.29 KB
36_Rotational_Inertia.jpg 254.04 KB
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36_Newtons_2nd_Law_for_Rotation.pdf 185.51 KB
Source: Lab #36

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Newton's Second Law for Rotation