Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum 
Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum by Yale / Ramamurti Shankar
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Date Added: September 8, 2008

Lecture Description

The dynamics of a many-body system is examined. Through a variety of examples, the professor demonstrates how to locate the center of mass and how to evaluate it for a number of objects. Finally, the Law of Conservation of Momentum is introduced and discussed. The lecture ends with problems of collision in one dimension focusing on the totally elastic and totally inelastic cases.

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Course Description

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

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