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How can we calculate the center of mass of an asymmetrical object?

posted Oct 25, 2017, 6:00 PM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

4: Th 10/26

Today,we'll break into groups to solve center of mass problems from Chapter 9:

    Required: 59, 61, 62, 64, 65
    Enrichment: 66, 67

These problems will require you to use the calculus and what you learned about different kinds of densities.  You may want to look at the following videos for reference:
If you have not yet done so,  watch the following videos on finding the center of mass of an object.  The first video shows you the theory on finding the center of mass.  The second video shows you how to find the center of mass of an object using the summation.  The third and fourth videos show you how to use the integral to find the center of mass.   

Center of Mass Theory (vkiledj)

Center of Mass with Summation ‎(vkiledj)‎

Center of mass with integral, part 1 ‎(vkiledj)‎

Center of mass with integral, part 2 (vkiledj)



Homework:  QUIZ on Static Equilibrium on Friday, October 27th.  Finish what you can from the above problems.

How do we apply calculus to kinematics?

posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:54 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 4:51 AM ]

4: W 10/25 lab

For those students who have already taken calculus, you'll be working the following Chapter 2 problems and non-uniform acceleration worksheet.   (The answer to #1 is incorrect on the website; it should be 1/3 m.)
  • For those in multivariable calculus and beyond:
    • Required: Ch 2 #66-68, Worksheet #1-3
    • Enrichment: Worksheet #4 and AP problem on back - 2010M3
  • For those in calculus this year:
    • Required: Ch 2 #66, Worksheet #1-3 
    • Enrichmant: #68
With the second hour of class, do problems from Chapter 10 which will allow you to practice applying the rotational kinematics formulas.  

Required:  4, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18

Use the notes you took on the video you saw last night.  
 
Answers to textbook problems:  (4) 7.0rad/s2, (9) 262rad/s, 46m/s, 12000m/s2, (10) 1.9m/s, 3.0m/s2, (12) 60m, (15) 0.58rad/s2, 12s, (16) (a) 6rad/s-16rad/s2 t+18rad/s4 t3, (b) -16rad/s2 +54rad/s4 t2, (c) 440rad/s, 470rad/s2, (d) 260rad/s, (e) 330rad/s2, (17) (a) 1.67rad/s4 t3 - 1.75rad/s3 t2, (b) 0.418rad/s4 - 0.583rad/s3 t3, (c) 6.4rad/s, 2.0rad, (18) -1.6rad/s2, 23s.
Homework:  QUIZ on Static Equilibrium on Friday, October 27th.  If you have not yet done so,  watch the following videos on finding the center of mass of an object.  The first video shows you the theory on finding the center of mass.  The second video shows you how to find the center of mass of an object using the summation.  The third and fourth videos show you how to use the integral to find the center of mass.  Sorry for the long homework.  

Center of Mass Theory (vkiledj)

Center of Mass with Summation ‎(vkiledj)‎

Center of mass with integral, part 1 ‎(vkiledj)‎

Center of mass with integral, part 2 (vkiledj)


How can calculus help us in physics?

posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:49 AM by Barbara Fortunato

4: M 10/23

Today, for those who haven't completed a calculus course yet, we'll talk about the basics of derivatives and integrals, and see how this would help us with kinematics problems.  You'll be grouped heterogeneously in small groups to learn about derivatives and integrals are.  We'll look particularly at position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs.  

Homework:   If you have issues understanding how calculus applies to kinematics, rewatch some videos from the past week or read the textbook Chapter 2.  Watch the video below on rotational kinematic variables.  Take notes while you watch!  Understanding these concepts are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT in being successful in the rest of this unit, so take the time to rewind and rewatch as needed.  (When Mr. Fullerton derives centripetal acceleration in minute 13, he talks about unit vectors.  "I-hat" is a unit vector magnitude 1 in the x direction.  "J-hat" is a unit vector magnitude 1 in the y direction.  Unit vectors are really just multipliers which turn scalar magnitudes into vectors with direction.)  

Rotational Kinematics (Dan Fullerton)


How do we find the density of an object? What other kinds of densities exist?

posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:46 AM by Barbara Fortunato

4: F 10/20

Today, we'll review what you know about density and introduce the concepts of linear and surface densities.  We'll perform a lab that requires you to measure, estimate, and find other information. 

Homework:  QUIZ on Static Equilibrium on Friday, October 27th.  Watch the following videos on center of mass.  Although there are quite a few videos, each one is not very long.

Center of Mass (Bozeman Science)

Center of Mass (by Tanishq A)

Center of Mass Trajectory (MIT Physics Demo)

An athlete uses physics to shatter world records (TED-Ed)

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