__Classical Mechanics Unit CM4 Non-Inertial Systems __

__Prerequisite: CM1__

** Overview:** This unit covers the changes that must be
made in Newton's Laws of motion if one wants to work in an acceleating
reference frame. For example, in a rotating system one feels a
"centrifugal force" and, if one is moving, the less well-know "Coriolis
force".You are not responsible for the more sophisticated but very
interesting material
covered in Examples 8.5, 8.6, and 8.10 and in Notes 8.1 and 8.2.

__Read: ____ __

D. Kleppner and R. Kolenkow, *An Introduction to Mechanics
* (K&K) Chapt. 8 - Noninertial Systems and Fictitious Forces

** 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.

__After completing this unit you should understand:__

- The Galilean transforamtion.
- Motion in a uniformly accelerating system .
- The principal of equivalence
- Motion in a rotating coordinate system.

__Problems:__

Chapt. 8: Problems 1,4,7,9,10.

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