# Classical Mechanics, Volume 5

- Conservation laws and rotational motion

- Gregory A DiLisi

- August 2019

### Description

*Classical Mechanics*teaches readers how to solve physics problems; in other words, how to put math and physics together to obtain a numerical or algebraic result and then interpret these results physically. These skills are important and will be needed in more advanced science and engineering courses. However, more important than developing problem-solving skills and physical-interpretation skills, the main purpose of this multi-volume series is to survey the basic concepts of classical mechanics and to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the foundational content knowledge of classical mechanics.

*Classical Mechanics: Conservation laws and rotational motion*covers the conservation of energy and the conservation of momentum, which are crucial concepts in any physics course. It also introduces the concepts of center-of-mass and rotational motion.

### About Editors

Gregory A DiLisi earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He then earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Case Western Reserve University in condensed matter experimental physics. He is currently an associate professor at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, where he has held appointments in two departments: physics and education. As an experimental physicist, he specializes in liquid crystals and complex fluids.### Table of Contents

Multiplying Vectors by Scalars

Multiplying Vectors by Vectors: The Vector "Dot"-Product

Work or Energy

Work Done by a Non-Constant Force

The "Work-Energy Theorem" or the "Law of Conservation of Energy"

Linear Momentum

The Law of Conservation of Momentum

What if an Object's Mass Changes?

The Center-of-Mass

Where is the Human Body's Center-of-Mass?

The Moment of Inertia about an Axis of Rotation

Multiplying Vectors by Vectors: The Vector "Cross"-Product

Representing Vectors "Out of" and "Into" This Book

All Vector Operations

Torque

Angular Displacement

Linear-to-Angular Transformations

### Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750330015

Ebook ISBN: 9781643273976

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/ab1cb2

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers