In this Rotation section of Physics we cover the topics listed in the table below, each topic has a written tutorial (which you can read on your screen, print to read or use a web reader), a video tutorial, revision notes, revision questions and supporting calculators which allow you to check your own computations and calculations.
|7.1||Kinematics of Rotational Motion|
|7.2||Dynamics of Rotational Motion|
This section includes concepts, quantities and phenomena observed during rotational motion. A very interesting element of this section is the analogy between linear and rotational quantities and formulae, which is very useful for a freshman to understand how rotational quantities relate to each other and to the linear ones. In this part of the course, concepts such as angle of rotation (angular displacement), speed of rotation (angular velocity), as well as various types of acceleration (angular, tangential, radial, centripetal, centrifugal) are discussed here. In addition, the rotational equivalents of mass, force, momentum, energy and power are explained. Moreover, quantities such as period and frequency of rotation, which are also part of other periodical types of motion are discussed. In other words, this short section has a very rich content that helps you better understand the other sections that follow it.
In addition to the Rotation tutorials, we also provide online Rotation Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Rotation formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.
The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Rotation tutorials.