Physics Lesson 7.2.6 - Work in Rotational Motion

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Work in Rotational Motion

In linear motion, Work if the dot product of Force applied on an object and the linear distance the object moves (see the Physics tutorial "Work. Energy. Types of Energy." Similarly, in the rotational world, work is done by a torque τ applied through some angle φ. Mathematically, we have

Wrot = τ × φ

We use torque here instead of moment of force, as the process is dynamic, i.e. there is no work if the object doesn't move.

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7.2.1Moment of Force as Analogue of Force in Translational World
7.2.2Moment of Inertia
7.2.3Moment of Inertia in Different Systems of Rotational Motion
7.2.4Newton's Second Law for Rotational Motion
7.2.5Angular Momentum
7.2.6Work in Rotational Motion
7.2.7Kinetic Energy in Rotational Motion
7.2.8Power in Rotational Motion

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