# PHYS54 - Introduction to Torque, Angular Momentum, and Rotational Energy

This is the fifth in a series of basic physics courses. The topic of this course is the quantities of rotational dynamics. Introduced are the concepts of torque, angular momentum, and moment of inertia. Also the energy and power associated with angular motion is determined.

The course outline for this course is as follows:

• Introduction
• Angular Momentum (L)
• Torque (τ)
• Definition
• Units
• Measurement of Torque
• Methods of Applying a Known Torque
• Methods of Measuring Torque
• The Torque Wrenches and Screwdrivers
• Torque Testers
• The Dynamometer
• 2-D Angular Motion
• Scalar Moment of Inertia
• Moment of Inertial of Simple Shapes
• The Rod
• The dumbbell
• Rectangle
• Disk
• Parallel Axis Theorem
• Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
• Rotational Energy in 2-D
• 3-D Angular Motion
• Motion about a fixed axis
• The Moment of Inertia about a Fixed Axis
• The Parallel Axis Theorem
• The Perpendicular Axis Theorem
• Fixed Axis Moment of Inertia Examples
• The Dumbbell
• Rectangles
• Disks
• Cylinders
• Rectangular Parallelepiped
• Spheres
• Superposition of Moments of Inertia
• Rotational Energy in 3-D
• General Rotational Motion
• The Relation Between Angular Velocity and Angular Momentum
• The Moment of Inertia Tensor (I)
• Moment of Inertia Tensor for Basic Shapes
• The Sphere
• The Rectangular Parallelpiped
• The Cone
• Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
• Rotational Energy in 3-D
• Conservation of Angular Momentum
• Similarities between Linear and Angular Dynamics
• Centripetal, Centrifugal, and Coriolis Forces
• Summary

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