__Classical Mechanics Unit CM2 Angular Momentum of Particles
and Rigid Bodies __

__Prerequisite: CM1__

** Overview:** This unit covers many facets of angular momentum of
particles and rigid bodies and the application of this concept to different
circumstances. Central force motion and the angular momentum of a particle
will be covered in greater depth in Unit CM3.

__Read: ____ __

D. Kleppner and R. Kolenkow, *An Introduction to Mechanics * (K&K)
Chapt. 6 - Angular Momentum and Fixed Axis Rotation; consult Chapt. 1 for a
review of vectors, elementary vector calculus, and other mathematical topics.

** Comment:** K&K is well-written and abounds with instructive and
appropriate examples. The problems at the ends of the chapters are in many
cases quite difficult, however, an the assigned problems have been chosen with
care. The solutions are on file: just ask an instructor if you wish to see
them.

** Videotape:** There is a videotape of a lecture by Prof. John
Conway providing an explanation of the key concepts and problem-solving
techniques for this unit. If you wish to view the tape during class ask you
instructor to set you up in the nearby video room. This tape can also be
viewed in the Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC) by asking at the
reception desk for Physics 323 Tape CM2 on Angular Momentum.

The video may also be viewed online here

__After completing this unit you should understand:__

- The angular momentum of a particle.
- The angular momentum of a rigid body.
- Torque.
- Central force motion.
- Fixed axis rotation.
- Moments of inertia.
- Parallel axis theorem.
- The physical pendulum.
- Pure rolling motion.
- The work-energy theorem for a rigid body.

__Problems:__

Chapt. 6: Problems 1,4-8,11,12,14,21,25,26.

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